Definitions of moor

  1. come into or dock at a wharf; " the big ship wharfed in the evening"
  2. secure in or as if in a berth or dock; " tie up the boat"
  3. open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
  4. one of the Muslim people of Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conquerors of Spain in the 8th century
  5. secure with cables or ropes; " moor the boat"
  6. 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
  7. One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.
  8. Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion.
  9. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.
  10. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
  11. To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf.
  12. Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly.
  13. To cast anchor; to become fast.
  14. In England, a broad tract of waste land covered with heather, etc.
  15. To fasten ( a ship) by a cable and anchor.
  16. To be secured by a cable and anchor.— Moor.
  17. A native of Morocco, in North Africa; in the Middle Ages, one of the Saracens who invaded and settled in Spain.
  18. Moorish, Moorish.
  19. An extensive waste covered with heath, and having a poor, peaty soil: a heath.
  20. To fasten a ship by cable and anchor.
  21. To be fastened by cables or chains.
  22. A native of N. Africa, of a dark complexion.
  23. To fasten by a cable, as a ship.
  24. Waste land covered with heath; a native of North Africa.
  25. To fasten, as a vessel, to the shore or bottom; tie up; anchor.
  26. A tract of waste land, or a tract kept for hunting.
  27. One of the mixed race inhabiting Morocco and the adjacent coast.
  28. An extensive barren waste, covered with heath, and sometimes marshy.
  29. A native of the northern coast of Africa, of dark complexion.
  30. To secure, as a ship, with cable and anchor.
  31. To be confined by cables.
  32. An extensive tract of waste land, covered with patches of heath, and having a poor light soil, sometimes marshy and peaty.
  33. A native of the northern part of Africa- called by the anc. Romans, Mauritania, form the colour of the people, the word meaning literally " dark- compleioned people"; one of the people from Africa who conquered Spain in the eight century- these were, however. strictly Arabs, teh Moors crossing much later.
  34. To confine or make fast a ship, by means of cables or chains and anchors, in a particular station; to be confined to a particular station, a ship.

Usage examples for moor

  1. These were the chosen haunts of the moor hen and water- rat, whose tracks could be seen by dozens, like small open doorways, looking out on to the river, through which ran a number of mysterious little paths into the rush- wilderness beyond. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. Moor closed his eyes. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. It was difficult to think of the things of the soul while so employed, while on the moor or by Bolowen Pool the thoughts came as naturally as birds. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  4. He answered him in Spanish again, since although the Moor did not appear to speak it yet it was plain he understood it. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  5. The next day the Moor took one of the sultan's best horses and rode to the bridge, where he was taken inside the castle. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  6. A rider was coming over the moor – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  7. He dared not trust himself to look till he was past the hill and some way across the moor – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  8. At last they struck the Geinig; and here a rude track took them away from the valley of the Aivron altogether, into a solitary land of moor and rock. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. Moor is sometimes of similar origin. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  10. The waves were smooth- not a breath of wind stirring- and De Moor who had four little war- ships of Holland, and was supported besides by a famous vessel called the Black Galley of Zeeland, under Captain Jacob Michelzoon, soon observed a movement from Sluys. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  11. Beyond the long, dark, silent street the moor rose and passed up through the safe, dark spaces of the sky. – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  12. Then I shall walk home Over the moor – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
  13. When they swung in by the wharf Nora sprang from the boat before Bryant had time to moor it. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  14. What the moor thought about Mr. Lasher it is impossible to know! – The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole
  15. He is trying to paint the moor – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  16. The coach stands forlorn and solitary on the moor – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  17. Jimmy went out, and none of the three men he drove to the Garberry moor could have suspected that he had a single care. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  18. Once, at this time, when they were walking on the moor together, a sudden change and light came into the sky. – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  19. The Covenanters lay encamped on Hamilton Moor on the southern side of the river. – Hunted and Harried by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. The cousins walked upon the moor path together. – Foes by Mary Johnston