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Meaning of moor

moor

Pronunciation: (moor), [key]
— n.
  1. a tract of open, peaty, wasteland, often overgrown with heath, common in high latitudes and altitudes where drainage is poor; heath.
  2. a tract of land preserved for game.

moor

Pronunciation: (moor), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines.
  2. to fix firmly; secure.
—v.i.
  1. to moor a ship, small boat, etc.
  2. to be made secure by cables or the like.
—n.
  1. the act of mooring.

Moor

Pronunciation: (moor), [key]
— n.
  1. a Muslim of the mixed Berber and Arab people inhabiting NW Africa.
  2. a member of this group that invaded Spain in the 8th century a.d. and occupied it until 1492.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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