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a deep, wide trench, usu. filled with water, surrounding the rampart of a fortified place, as a town or a castle.
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
ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
A deep, wide defensive ditch, normally filled with water, surrounding a fortified habitation.
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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.
a deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch
to surround with a 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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Translations for MOAT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a deep ditch, dug round a castle etc, usually filled with water.
- خَنْدَق مَمْلوء بِالماءArabic
- fossoPortuguese (BR)
- der BurggrabenGerman
- תְּעָלַת מָגֵןHebrew
- parit di sekitar kastilIndonesian
- virkisgröf, kastaladíkiIcelandic
- fossato, fossoItalian
- (성이나 도시 주위의) 호, 해자(垓字)Korean
- gynybinis griovysLithuanian
- بند،سد، خاکریزPersian
- şanţ (cu apă)Romanian
- trdnjavski jarekSlovenian
- jarak s vodomSerbian
- kale hendeğiTurkish
- 護城河Chinese (Trad.)
- 护城河Chinese (Simp.)
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