- The definition of a moor is a member of a Muslim people of Berber and Arab descent living in Northwest Africa.
An example of moor is the hero Othello in Shakespeare's play.
- Moor is defined as a large open marsh land.
An example of moor is an expanse between two farm houses that doesn't drain well.
- Moor means to secure something in place.
An example of moor is dropping an anchor off the side of a boat.
moor definition by Webster's New World
- a tract of open, rolling wasteland, usually covered with heather and often marshy or peaty; heath
- a tract of land with game preserves
Origin: Middle English more ; from Old English mor, wasteland, akin to Low German mor ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mori-, sea from source marsh, mere, Classical Latin mare, sea: basic sense “swampy coastland”
- to hold (a ship, etc.) in place by cables or chains attached as to a pier or special buoy (), or by two anchors
- to cause to be held in place; secure
Origin: Early Modern English ; from or akin to Middle Dutch maren, Low German moren, to tie
- to moor a ship, etc.
- to be secured as by cables
- a member of a Muslim people of mixed Arab and Berber descent living in NW Africa
- a member of a group from this people that invaded and occupied Spain in the 8th cent.
Origin: Middle English More ; from Old French More, Maure ; from Classical Latin Maurus, a Moor, Mauritanian ; from Classical Greek Mauros
- Moorish adjective
moor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb moored, moor·ing, moors verb, transitive
- To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines: moor a ship to a dock; a dirigible moored to a tower.
- To fix in place; secure. See Synonyms at fasten.
- To secure a vessel or an aircraft with lines or anchors.
- To be secured with lines or anchors: The freighter moored alongside the wharf.
Origin: Middle English moren.
Origin: Middle English mor, from Old English mōr.
- A member of a Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent, now living chiefly in northwest Africa.
- One of the Muslims who invaded Spain in the 8th century and established a civilization in Andalusia that lasted until the late 15th century.
Origin: Middle English More, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Mōrus, from Latin Maurus, Mauritanian, from Greek Mauros.