moor
Pronunciation
  • (Australia) IPA: /moː/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /moː/, [möː(ə̯)~mʊ̈ː(ə̯)]
  • (RP)
    • (with the pour–poor merger) IPA: /mɔː/
    • (without the pour–poor merger) IPA: /mʊə/
  • (America)
    • (with the pour–poor merger) IPA: /mɔɹ/
    • (without the pour–poor merger) IPA: /mʊ(ə)ɹ/
Noun

moor (plural moors)

  1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath
    A cold, biting wind blew across the moor, and the travellers hastened their step.
    • In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.
  2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
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  • Russian: охо́тничье уго́дье
Verb

moor (moors, present participle mooring; past and past participle moored)

  1. (intransitive, nautical) To cast anchor or become fastened.
  2. (transitive, nautical) To fix or secure (e.g. a vessel) in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with ropes, cables or chains or the like
    the vessel was moored in the stream
    they moored the boat to the wharf.
  3. (transitive) To secure or fix firmly.
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Moor
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /mʊ(ə)ɹ/
Noun

moor (plural moors)

  1. (historical) A member of an ancient Berber people from Mauretania.
  2. (historical) A member of an Islamic people of Arab or Berber origin ruling Spain and parts of North Africa from the 8th to the 15th centuries.
  3. (archaic) A Muslim or a person from the Middle East or Africa.
  4. (dated) A person of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry inhabiting the Mediterranean coastline of northwest Africa.
  5. A person of an ethnic group speaking the Hassaniya language, mainly inhabiting Western Sahara, Mauritania, and parts of neighbouring countries (Morocco, Mali, Senegal etc.).
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