Moor is defined as a large open marsh land.(noun)
An example of moor is an expanse between two farm houses that doesn't drain well.
Moor means to secure something in place.(verb)
An example of moor is dropping an anchor off the side of a boat.
The definition of a moor is a member of a Muslim people of Berber and Arab descent living in Northwest Africa.(noun)
An example of moor is the hero Othello in Shakespeare's play.
See moor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME more < OE mor, wasteland, akin to LowG mor < IE base *mori-, sea > marsh, mere, L mare, sea: basic sense “swampy coastland”
Origin: Early ModE < or akin to MDu maren, LowG moren, to tie
Origin: ME More < OFr More, Maure < L Maurus, a Moor, Mauritanian < Gr Mauros
See moor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb moored, moor·ing, moors verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English moren.
Origin: Middle English mor
Origin: , from Old English mōr.
Origin: Middle English More
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin Mōrus
Origin: , from Latin Maurus, Mauritanian
Origin: , from Greek Mauros.
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