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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun moor has 2 senses

Verb moor has 3 senses


moorn. [F. More, Maure, L. Maurus a Moor, a Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania, Gr. May^ros; cf. may^ros black, dark. Cf. Morris a dance, Morocco.].
  •  One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion.  Internat. Cyc.  [1913 Webster]
moorn. [OE. mor, AS. mōr moor, morass; akin to D. moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth. marei sea, E. mere. See Mere a lake.].
  •  An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.  [1913 Webster]
    "In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A game preserve consisting of moorland.  [1913 Webster]
Moor buzzard (Zoöl.), the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.] -- Moor coal (Geol.), a friable variety of lignite. -- Moor cock (Zoöl.), the male of the moor fowl or red grouse of Europe. -- Moor coot. (Zoöl.) See Gallinule. -- Moor game. (Zoöl.) Same as Moor fowl. -- Moor grass (Bot.), a tufted perennial grass (Sesleria cærulea), found in mountain pastures of Europe. -- Moor hawk (Zoöl.), the marsh harrier. -- Moor hen. (Zoöl.) (a) The female of the moor fowl. (b) A gallinule, esp. the European species. See Gallinule. (c) An Australian rail (Tribonyx ventralis). -- Moor monkey (Zoöl.), the black macaque of Borneo (Macacus maurus). -- Moor titling (Zoöl.), the European stonechat (Pratinocola rubicola).
moorv. t. [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie, fasten, or moor a ship. See Mar.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly.  Brougham.  [1913 Webster]
moorv. i. 
     To cast anchor; to become fast.  [1913 Webster]
    "On oozy ground his galleys moor."  [1913 Webster]


moor, n. a member of a Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent, inhabiting NW Africa.

ME f. OF More f. L Maurus f. Gk Mauros inhabitant of Mauretania, a region of N. Africa
moor, n.
1 a tract of open uncultivated upland, esp. when covered with heather.
2 a tract of ground preserved for shooting.
3 US a fen.

moorish adj. moory adj.
moor, v.
1 tr. make fast (a boat, buoy, etc.) by attaching a cable etc. to a fixed object.
2 intr. (of a boat) be moored.

moorage n.
ME more, prob. f. LG or MLG moren



affix, agricultural region, alight, alkali flat, alluvial plain, anchor, annex, anthill, arable land, attach, barrow, basin, batten, batten down, baygall, belay, berth, billet at, bind, bivouac, black belt, bog, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, brae, bridle, buffalo wallow, burrow, bushveld, butte, camp, campo, cast anchor, catch, cement, chain, champaign, champaign country, cinch, citrus belt, clamp, clinch, coastal plain, colonize, come to anchor, come to land, corn belt, cotton belt, countryside, cramp, debark, debus, delta, deplane, desert, detrain, disembark, disemplane, dock, domesticate, down, downs, drop anchor, drop the hook, drumlin, dune, dust bowl, enchain, engraft, ensconce, entrammel, establish residence, everglade, farm belt, farm country, farmland, fasten, fasten down, fell, fen, fenland, fetter, fix, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, foothills, fruit belt, glade, go ashore, graft, grapple, grass roots, grass veld, grassland, grazing region, gyve, hamper, handcuff, heath, highland, highlands, hill, hillock, hive, hobble, hog wallow, hog-tie, holm, hopple, hummock, inhabit, kedge, kedge off, keep house, knit, knob, knoll, land, lande, lash, lash and tie, lay anchor, leash, level, live at, llano, locate, lowland, lowlands, lunar mare, make a landfall, make fast, make land, make port, make secure, make sure, manacle, marais, mare, marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, meadows and pastures, mere, mesa, mesilla, mire, molehill, monticle, monticule, moorland, moors, morass, moss, mound, move, mud, mud flat, nest, open country, pampa, pampas, park, peat bog, peg down, peneplain, people, perch, picket, pin down, pinion, plain, plains, plateau, playa, populate, prairie, prairies, province, provinces, put in, put in irons, put into port, put to, quagmire, quicksand, reach land, relocate, reside, restrain, rolling country, roost, rope, rural district, rustic region, salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan, sand dune, savanna, screw up, sebkha, secure, set, set to, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, shackle, sit down, slob land, slough, sough, squat, stand, stay at, steppe, steppes, straitjacket, strap, strike root, sump, swale, swamp, swampland, swell, table, tableland, taiga, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tether, the country, the soil, the sticks, tie, tie down, tie up, tighten, tobacco belt, trammel, tree veld, trice up, trim, tundra, unboat, upland, uplands, vega, veld, wallow, wash, wasteland, weald, wheat belt, wide-open spaces, wold, woodland, woods and fields, yokeldom




VB join, unite, conjoin, connect, associate, put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together, tack together, fix together, bind up together together, embody, reembody, roll into one, attach, fix, affix, saddle on, fasten, bind, secure, clinch, twist, make fast, tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, accouple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, impact, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail, enchase, graft, ingraft, inosculate, entwine, intwine, interlink, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, entangle, twine round, belay, tighten, trice up, screw up, be joined, hang together, hold together, cohere.


N space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace, room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, sweep, swing, spread, dimension, length, distance, size, volume, hypervolume, latitude, play, leeway, purchase, tolerance, room for maneuver, spare room, elbow room, house room, stowage, roomage, margin, opening, sphere, arena, open space, free space, void, waste, wildness, wilderness, moor, moorland, campagna, abyss, unlimited space, infinity, world, ubiquity, length and breadth of the land, proportions, acreage, acres, acres and perches, roods and perches, hectares, square miles, square inches, square yards, square centimeters, square meters, yards (clothing), ares, arpents, spacious, roomy, extensive, expansive, capacious, ample, widespread, vast, world-wide, uncircumscribed, boundless, shoreless, trackless, pathless, extended, extensively, wherever, everywhere, far and near, far and wide, right and left, all over, all the world over, throughout the world, throughout the length and breadth of the land, under the sun, in every quarter, in all quarters, in all lands, here there and everywhere, from pole to pole, from China to Peru, from Indus to the pole, from Dan to Beersheba, from end to end, on the face of the earth, in the wide world, from all points of the compass, to the four winds, to the uttermost parts of the earth.


VB place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install, house, stow, establish, fix, pin, root, graft, plant, shelve, pitch, camp, lay down, deposit, reposit, cradle, moor, tether, picket, pack, tuck in, embed, imbed, vest, invest in, billet on, quarter upon, saddle with, load, lade, freight, pocket, put up, bag, inhabit, domesticate, colonize, take root, strike root, anchor, cast anchor, come to an anchor, sit down, settle down, settle, take up one's abode, take up one's quarters, plant oneself, establish oneself, locate oneself, squat, perch, hive, se nicher, bivouac, burrow, get a footing, encamp, pitch one's tent, put up at, put up one's horses at, keep house, endenizen, naturalize, adopt, put back, replace.


N height, altitude, elevation, eminence, pitch, loftiness, sublimity, tallness, stature, procerity, prominence, colossus, giant, grenadier, giraffe, camelopard, mount, mountain, hill alto, butte, monticle, fell, knap, cape, headland, foreland, promontory, ridge, hog's back, dune, rising ground, vantage ground, down, moor, moorland, Alp, uplands, highlands, heights, knob, loma, pena, picacho, tump, knoll, hummock, hillock, barrow, mound, mole, steeps, bluff, cliff, craig, tor, peak, pike, clough, escarpment, edge, ledge, brae, dizzy height, tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola, skyscraper, pole, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff, top mast, topgallant mast, ceiling, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, altimetry, batophobia, satellite, spy-in-the-sky, high, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty, tall, gigantic, Patagonian, towering, beetling, soaring, hanging (gardens), elevated, upper, highest, high reaching, insessorial, perching, upland, moorland, hilly, knobby, mountainous, alpine, subalpine, heaven kissing, cloudtopt, cloudcapt, cloudtouching, aerial, overhanging, incumbent, overlying, superincumbent, supernatant, superimposed, prominent, tall as a maypole, tall as a poplar, tall as a steeple, lanky, on high, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead, airwind, upstairs, abovestairs, in the clouds, on tiptoe, on stilts, on the shoulders of, over head and ears, breast high, over, upwards, from top to bottom, e meglio cader dalle finistre che dal tetto.


N plain, table-land, face of the country, open country, champaign country, basin, downs, waste, weary waste, desert, wild, steppe, pampas, savanna, prairie, heath, common, wold, veldt, moor, moorland, bush, plateau, campagna, alkali flat, llano, mesa, mesilla, playa, shaking prairie, trembling prairie, vega, meadow, mead, haugh, pasturage, park, field, lawn, green, plat, plot, grassplat, greensward, sward, turf, sod, heather, lea, ley, lay, grounds, maidan, agostadero, champaign, alluvial, campestral, campestrial, campestrian, campestrine.

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