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MOORISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Moorish mean? 

MOORISH (noun)
  The noun MOORISH has 1 sense:

1. a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by the horseshoe (Moorish) arch

  Familiarity information: MOORISH used as a noun is very rare.


MOORISH (adjective)
  The adjective MOORISH has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of the Moors

  Familiarity information: MOORISH used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOORISH (noun)


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Meaning:

A style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by the horseshoe (Moorish) arch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

Moorish; Moorish architecture

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

architectural style; style of architecture; type of architecture (architecture as a kind of art form)


MOORISH (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of the Moors

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Moorish; Moresque

Context example:

Moorish architecture

Pertainym:

Moor (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)


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