Pronunciation Noun

moat (plural moats)

  1. A deep, wide defensive ditch, normally filled with water, surrounding a fortified habitation.
  2. (business, figurative) An aspect of a business which makes it more "defensible" from competitors, either because of the nature of its products, services, franchise or other reason.
  3. A circular lowland between a resurgent dome and the walls of the caldera surrounding it.
  4. (obsolete) A hill or mound.
Synonyms Translations Verb

moat (moats, present participle moating; past and past participle moated)

  1. (transitive) To surround with a moat.

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