Associations to the word «Moor»


MOOR, noun. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath
MOOR, noun. A game preserve consisting of moorland
MOOR, verb. (intransitive) To cast anchor or become fastened.
MOOR, verb. (transitive) (nautical) 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.
MOOR, verb. (transitive) To secure or fix firmly.
MOOR, noun. (historical) A member of an ancient Berber people from Numidia.
MOOR, noun. (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.
MOOR, noun. (archaic) A Muslim or a person from the Middle East or Africa.
MOOR, noun. (dated) A person of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry inhabiting the Mediterranean coastline of northwest Africa.
MOOR, noun. A person of an ethnic group speaking the Hassaniya language, mainly inhabiting Western Sahara, Mauritania, and parts of neighbouring countries (Morocco, Mali, Senegal etc.).
MOOR BUZZARD, noun. (UK) (dialect) A bird, the marsh harrier.
MOOR MACAQUE, noun. Macaca maura, a macaque, endemic to Sulawesi, with brown to black body fur, a pale rump patch, and pink bare skin on the rump.

Dictionary definition

MOOR, noun. 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.
MOOR, noun. Open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss.
MOOR, verb. Secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat".
MOOR, verb. Come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the evening".
MOOR, verb. Secure with cables or ropes; "moor the boat".

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