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MOOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Moor mean? 

MOOR (noun)
  The noun MOOR has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MOOR used as a noun is rare.


MOOR (verb)
  The verb MOOR has 3 senses:

1. secure in or as if in a berth or dock
2. come into or dock at a wharf
3. secure with cables or ropes

  Familiarity information: MOOR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOOR (noun)


Sense 1Moor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Moor" is a kind of...):

Moslem; Muslim (a believer in or follower of Islam)


Sense 2moor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

moorland; moor

Hypernyms ("moor" is a kind of...):

champaign; field; plain (extensive tract of level open land)

Instance hyponyms:

Marston Moor (a former moor in northern England)


MOOR (verb)


Sense 1moor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Secure in or as if in a berth or dock

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

moor; berth; tie up

Context example:

tie up the boat

Hypernyms (to "moor" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "moor"):

wharf (moor at a wharf)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2moor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come into or dock at a wharf

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

moor; berth; wharf

Context example:

the big ship wharfed in the evening

Hypernyms (to "moor" is one way to...):

dock (come into dock)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3moor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Secure with cables or ropes

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

moor the boat

Hypernyms (to "moor" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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