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Princeton's WordNet

  1. morainenoun

    accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier


  1. morainenoun

    An accumulation of rocks and debris carried and deposited by a glacier.

    Etymology: From moraine, from Savoyard morena, from mor, morre, from *murrum. Compare morion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morainenoun

    an accumulation of earth and stones carried forward and deposited by a glacier

    Etymology: [F. Cf. Prov. G. mur stones broken off, It. mora a heap of stones, hillock, G. mrbe soft, broken up, OHG. muruwi, AS. mearu tender, Gr. to cause to wither, Skr. ml to relax.]


  1. Moraine

    A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris which can occur in currently glaciated and formerly glaciated regions, such as those areas acted upon by a past glacial maximum. This debris may have been plucked off a valley floor as a glacier advanced or it may have fallen off the valley walls as a result of frost wedging or landslide. Moraines may be composed of debris ranging in size from silt-sized glacial flour to large boulders. The debris is typically sub-angular to rounded in shape. Moraines may be on the glacier’s surface or deposited as piles or sheets of debris where the glacier has melted. Moraines may also occur when glacier- or iceberg-transported rocks fall into a body of water as the ice melts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moraine

    mo-rān′, n. a continuous line of rocks and gravel along the edges of glaciers.—adj. Morain′ic. [Fr.—Ger. (Bavarian) mur.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moraine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moraine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. accessory
    • B. gauge
    • C. apex
    • D. drought

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