Definitions for Moormʊər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. moor, moorland(verb)

    open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss

  3. moor, berth, tie up(verb)

    secure in or as if in a berth or dock

    "tie up the boat"

  4. moor, berth, wharf(verb)

    come into or dock at a wharf

    "the big ship wharfed in the evening"

  5. moor(verb)

    secure with cables or ropes

    "moor the boat"


  1. Moor(Noun)

    A member of an ancient Berber people from Numidia.

  2. Moor(Noun)

    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.

  3. Moor(Noun)

    A Muslim or a person from the Middle East or Africa.

  4. Moor(Noun)

    A person of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry inhabiting the Mediterranean coastline of northwest Africa.

  5. 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.).

  6. Origin: More, Maure; from the Latin Maurus, a Moor, meaning a Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania. Webster 1913 also says: Μαῦρος; confer μαῦρος black, dark. Confer {Morris} a dance, {Morocco}. Morris dance is from the moreys daunce, “Moorish dance”. The Moroccan connection is doubtful, as Morocco is from Marrakech, itself from the Berber murt 'n akush, “the country of God”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moor(noun)

    one of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns

  2. Moor(noun)

    any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion

  3. 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

  4. Moor(noun)

    a game preserve consisting of moorland

  5. Moor(verb)

    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

  6. Moor(verb)

    fig.: To secure, or fix firmly

  7. Moor(verb)

    to cast anchor; to become fast

  8. Origin: [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie, fasten, or moor a ship. See Mar.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Moor' in Nouns Frequency: #2287

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بِرْكَة, مُسْتَنْقَع, سَبْخَة, مستنقعArabic
  • ermCatalan, Valencian
  • vřesovištěCzech
  • gwaunWelsh
  • fortøje, hedeDanish
  • anlegen, Moor, festmachenGerman
  • stepoEsperanto
  • asegurar, atar, pantano, anclar, fijar, amarrar, páramo, brezalSpanish
  • rabaEstonian
  • kiinnittää, kiinnittyä, ankkuroitua, nummi, ankkuroidaFinnish
  • bruyère, ancrer, amarrer, mouiller, landeFrench
  • feistigh, móinteán, suigh, daingnigh, fosaigh, caorán, múráilIrish
  • sliabh, mòinteach, monadhScottish Gaelic
  • láp, ingovány, mocsárHungarian
  • amaragarIdo
  • mýri, heiðiIcelandic
  • ancorarsi, brughiera, attraccare, ancorare, landaItalian
  • 停泊, 荒れ地, 荒野Japanese
  • ტორფნარიGeorgian
  • loca fruticetis obsitaLatin
  • verankeren, aanleggen, veen, aanmeren, merenDutch
  • lyngheiNorwegian
  • atracar, charnecaPortuguese
  • ве́ресковая пу́стошь, уча́сток для охо́ты, крепи́ть, пу́стошь, закрепи́ть, охо́тничье уго́дьеRussian
  • vresište, вресиште, вријесиште, vrijesišteSerbo-Croatian
  • hed, förtöjaSwedish
  • kırTurkish

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