- Classical Mythology.
- the personification of fate.
- Moirai,the Fates.
- (often lowercase) (among ancient Greeks) a person's fate or destiny.
- a female given name.
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.The Muslim Cop Killed by Terrorists
January 9, 2015
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
May 16, 2014
"Unfortunately, it's just not funny enough," summarized Moira Macdonald at The Seattle Times.Is Kristen Wiig Still ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Succeed?
July 22, 2013
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, his granddaughter, regarded the president with sympathy.
On arrival he learned that the president had taken Moira with him.
Though I'll say I could tell myself when Moira lost what she called "her good."
I got so used to it that it just seemed to me like a part of Moira.
I was sure then, as I ever was of anything, that Moira loved Kenneth.
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.)).