What does MOAT mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moat, fosse(noun)

    ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water


  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

  3. Origin: [OF. mote hill, dike, bank, F. motte clod, turf: cf. Sp. & Pg. mota bank or mound of earth, It. motta clod, LL. mota, motta, a hill on which a fort is built, an eminence, a dike, Prov. G. mott bog earth heaped up; or perh. F. motte, and OF. mote, are from a LL. p. p. of L. movere to move (see Move). The name of moat, properly meaning, bank or mound, was transferred to the ditch adjoining: cf. F. dike and ditch.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moat

    mōt, n. a deep trench round a castle or fortified place, sometimes filled with water: (obs.) a hill or mound.—v.t. to surround with a moat.—adj. Moat′ed. [O. Fr, mote, a mound, trench.]


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Editors Contribution

  1. moat

    A type of artificial structure that creates a stream or body of water around a castle, building, location or town.

    Some castles, buildings, remote locations and towns have a moat surrounding them that was built many decades or centuries ago.

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Anagrams for MOAT »

  1. toma

  2. Mato

  3. mota

  4. atom

  5. Amto


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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