Found 3 items, similar to moor.
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n 1: one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and
Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century;
conqueror of Spain in the 8th century
2: open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and
bracken and moss [syn: moorland
v 1: secure in or as if in a berth or dock; “tie up the boat”
, tie up
2: come into or dock at a wharf; “the big ship wharfed in the
3: secure with cables or ropes; “moor the boat”
English → English
(m[=oo]r), n. [F. More, Maure, L. Maurus a Moor, a
Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania, Gr. May^ros; cf.
may^ros black, dark. Cf. Morris
a dance, Morocco
1. One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis,
and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.
2. (Hist.) Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or
Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion. “In
Spanish history the terms Moors, Saracens, and Arabs are
(m[=oo]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moored
p. pr. & vb. n. Mooring
.] [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie,
fasten, or moor a ship. See Mar
1. (Naut.) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular
place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or
chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they
moored the boat to the wharf.
2. Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly. --Brougham.
, n. [OE. mor, AS. m[=o]r moor, morass; akin to D.
moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth. marei sea, E. mere.
1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and
having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and
abounding in peat; a heath.
In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.
2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
(Zo["o]l.), the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
(Geol.), a friable variety of lignite.
(Zo["o]l.), the male of the moor fowl
grouse of Europe.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Gallinule
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Moor fowl
(Bot.), a tufted perennial grass (Sesleria c[ae]rulea
), found in mountain pastures of Europe.
(Zo["o]l.), the marsh harrier.
(a) The female of the moor fowl
(b) A gallinule, esp. the European species. See
(c) An Australian rail (Tribonyx ventralis
(Zo["o]l.), the black macaque of Borneo
(Zo["o]l.), the European stonechat
, v. i.
To cast anchor; to become fast.
On oozy ground his galleys moor. --Dryden.