Definitions for MOATmoʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moatmoʊt(n.)

  1. a deep, wide trench, usu. filled with water, surrounding the rampart of a fortified place, as a town or a castle.

  2. any similar trench, as one used for confining animals in a zoo.

Origin of moat:

1325–75; ME mote mound, hill, ditch, moat < OF, c. OPr mota < pre-L *mutta

Princeton's WordNet

  1. moat, fosse(noun)

    ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water

Wiktionary

  1. moat(Noun)

    A deep, wide defensive ditch, normally filled with water, surrounding a fortified habitation.

  2. moat(Noun)

    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. Origin: From mote, from mote (compare also motte, from mota, of origin, perhaps via *, from mutô, from (s)mut-. Cognate with Mott, Mutte, Mott, dialectal mot, mut, muta, mot. More at mote, mud, smut.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moat(noun)

    a deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch

  2. Moat(verb)

    to surround with a moat

Freebase

  1. Moat

    A moat is a deep, broad ditch, either dry or filled with water, that surrounds a castle, other building or town, historically to provide it with a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In later periods the moat or water defences may be largely ornamental.

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  1. Moat

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

moat(noun)

a deep ditch, dug round a castle etc, usually filled with water.

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