noun, plural Moi·rai [moi-rahy] /ˈmɔɪ raɪ/ for 1, 2.
- the personification of fate.
- Moirai, the Fates.
Examples from the Web for moira
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.
It belonged to Police Officer Moira Smith, who was last seen leading a bleeding civilian to safety from the South Tower.A 9/11 Widow’s Perfect ‘Amazing Grace’ at the Ground Zero Museum|Michael Daly|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Unfortunately, it's just not funny enough," summarized Moira Macdonald at The Seattle Times.Is Kristen Wiig Still ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Succeed?|Kevin Fallon|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moira Johnston and her breasts have become pseudo-celebrities in downtown Manhattan this summer.
Moira Johnston takes her top off in New York City to draw attention to a state law sanctioning bared breasts in public.
Moira slipped out of the room, after hesitating for but a moment; then Patience faced the young man with a whispered question.
I saw what she meant, though at the time her explanation of Moira seemed just nonsense to me.
Berry drew the sheet down over Moira's abdomen as if it were an exceptionally fragile egg.Special Delivery|Damon Francis Knight
His hair was like dark silver, and his eyes were young like Moira's and blue as the sea at dawn.
Moira had been with him; she remembered to this hour all that had happened on that wonderful and exciting occasion.
Word Origin and History for moira
fem. proper name, one of the Fates, from Greek Moira, literally "share, fate," related to moros "fate, destiny, doom," meros "part, lot," meiresthai "to receive one's share" (see merit (n.)).