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Meaning & Definition of Moor in English

English

Moor

/mʊr/

noun

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
    synonym:
  • Moor

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

    synonym:
  • moor
  • ,
  • moorland

verb

1. Secure in or as if in a berth or dock

  • "Tie up the boat"
    synonym:
  • moor
  • ,
  • berth
  • ,
  • tie up

2. Come into or dock at a wharf

  • "The big ship wharfed in the evening"
    synonym:
  • moor
  • ,
  • berth
  • ,
  • wharf

3. Secure with cables or ropes

  • "Moor the boat"
    synonym:
  • moor