What does MOSS mean?

Definitions for MOSSmɔs, mɒs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moss(noun)

    tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants


  1. moss(Noun)

    A bog; a swamp.

  2. moss(Noun)

    Any of various small green plants growing on the ground or on the surfaces of trees, stones etc.; now specifically, a plant of the division Bryophyta (formerly Musci).

  3. moss(Noun)

    A type or species of such plant.

  4. moss(Verb)

    To become covered with moss.

    An oak whose boughs were mossed with age.

  5. moss(Verb)

    To cover (something) with moss.

  6. Origin: From mos, from mos, from musan, from mūs-. Cognate with Old High German mos, Icelandic mosi, Danish mos, Swedish mossa, Latin muscus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moss(noun)

    a cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so discharging the spores. There are many species, collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks, and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water

  2. Moss(noun)

    a bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses of the Scottish border

  3. Moss(verb)

    to cover or overgrow with moss

  4. Origin: [OE. mos; akin to AS. mes, D. mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw. mossa, Russ. mokh', L. muscus. Cf. Muscoid.]


  1. Moss

    Mosses are a botanical division of small, soft plants that are typically 1–10 cm tall, though some species are much larger, like Dawsonia, the tallest moss in the world which can grow to 50 cm in height. They commonly grow close together in clumps or mats in damp or shady locations. They do not have flowers or seeds, and their simple leaves cover the thin wiry stems. At certain times mosses produce spore capsules which may appear as beak-like capsules borne aloft on thin stalks. There are approximately 12,000 species of moss classified in the Bryophyta. The division Bryophyta formerly included not only mosses, but also liverworts and hornworts. These other two groups of bryophytes are now placed in their own divisions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moss

    mos, n. a family of flowerless plants with branching stems and narrow, simple leaves: popularly any small cryptogamic plant, esp. a lichen: a piece of ground covered with moss: a bog.—v.t. to cover with moss.—ns. Moss′-back, an old fish: a person of antiquated views; Moss′-cheep′er (Scot.), the titlark.—adj. Moss′-grown, covered with moss.—ns. Moss′-hag (Scot.), a pit or slough in a bog; Moss′iness; Moss′-land, land abounding in peat-bogs; Moss′-rose, a variety of rose having a moss-like growth on and below the calyx; Moss′troop′er, one of the robbers that used to infest the mosses of the Border.—adj. Moss′y, overgrown or abounding with moss.—Iceland moss (see Iceland). [A.S. meós; Dut. mos, Ger. moos.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOSS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOSS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    A rolling stone gathers no moss.

  2. Dominic Hodgson:

    I don't see too much of a problem with regional moss species.

  3. Dominic Hodgson:

    The consistency of the growth is striking, the moss is right across Antarctic Peninsula.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A moss which leaves its ocean becomes pale and dries up and a man which leaves his mother country is a moss which leaves it ocean!

  5. Christian Lamar:

    Mr. Moss loves his daughter, after discussing the strength of the case against him, and also just what was the best thing that he wanted to do, this is where we came out.

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