moor

2
[ moo r ]
/ mʊər /

verb (used with object)

to secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines.
to fix firmly; secure.

verb (used without object)

to moor a ship, small boat, etc.
to be made secure by cables or the like.

noun

the act of mooring.

Nearby words

  1. moonstruck,
  2. moonwalk,
  3. moonward,
  4. moonwort,
  5. moony,
  6. moor grass,
  7. moorage,
  8. moorbird,
  9. moorburn,
  10. moorcock

Origin of moor

2
1485–95; earlier more, akin to Old English mǣrels- in mǣrelsrāp rope for mooring a ship; see marline

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Moor

/ (mʊə, mɔː) /

noun

a member of a Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber descent. In the 8th century they were converted to Islam and established power in North Africa and Spain, where they established a civilization (756–1492)

Word Origin for Moor

C14: via Old French from Latin Maurus, from Greek Mauros, possibly from Berber

moor

1
/ (mʊə, mɔː) /

noun

a tract of unenclosed ground, usually having peaty soil covered with heather, coarse grass, bracken, and moss
Derived Formsmoory, adjective

Word Origin for moor

Old English mōr; related to Old Saxon mōr, Old High German muor swamp

moor

2
/ (mʊə, mɔː) /

verb

to secure (a ship, boat, etc) with cables or ropes
(of a ship, boat, etc) to be secured in this way
(not in technical usage) a less common word for anchor (def. 11)

Word Origin for moor

C15: of Germanic origin; related to Old English mǣrelsrāp rope for mooring

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Word Origin and History for moored
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