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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

  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.]

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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Anagrams for moat »

  1. toma

  2. Mato

  3. mota

  4. atom

  5. Amto

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexa Brauner:

    The first sections of the Ringstrasse to be completed were here: the Kaerntner Ring, and the Opernring, the boulevard itself is mostly built on the moat.

  2. The President:

    We've got to learn the right lessons from that. The lesson is not that we pull up the drawbridge and build a moat around ourselves, the lesson is that we've got to make sure that the trade deals that we do shape our ones that allow us to compete fairly.

  3. Dennis Koenig:

    Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread return to sender, addressee unknown. That's a shame because it's a whole other world out there--or in here depending on your point of view.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

  5. William Shakespeare, "King Richard II", Act 2 scene 1:

    This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
    This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
    This other Eden, demi-paradise,
    This fortress built by Nature for herself
    Against infection and the hand of war,
    This happy breed of men, this little world,
    This precious stone set in the silver sea,
    Which serves it in the office of a wall
    Or as a moat defensive to a house,
    Against the envy of less happier lands,--
    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

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