verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of moor2
Examples from the Web for moored
It was almost an economic religion or at least an ideology that was not moored to the actual but the theoretical.
They moored the vessel to the land, laid out gangways to the shore, and Thorvald with all his ship's company, landed.The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen|B. F. De Costa
Presently her husband arrived, moored his ship and went up to the house.Black Tales for White Children|C. H. Stigand
The Indians proceeded below where their boat was moored and ordered Stark to hail them when they approached.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Word Origin for Moor
Word Origin for moor
Word Origin for moor
"to fasten (a vessel) by a cable," late 15c., probably related to Old English mærels "mooring rope," via unrecorded *mærian "to moor," or possibly borrowed from Middle Low German moren or Middle Dutch maren "to moor," from West Germanic *mairojan. Related: Moored, mooring. French amarrer is from Dutch.
"waste ground," Old English mor "morass, swamp," from Proto-Germanic *mora- (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutch meer "swamp," Old High German muor "swamp," also "sea," German Moor "moor," Old Norse mörr "moorland," marr "sea"), perhaps related to mere (n.), or from root *mer- "to die," hence "dead land."
The basic sense in place names is 'marsh', a kind of low-lying wetland possibly regarded as less fertile than mersc 'marsh.' The development of the senses 'dry heathland, barren upland' is not fully accounted for but may be due to the idea of infertility. [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]
"North African, Berber," late 14c., from Old French More, from Medieval Latin Morus, from Latin Maurus "inhabitant of Mauritania" (northwest Africa, a region now corresponding to northern Algeria and Morocco), from Greek Mauros, perhaps a native name, or else cognate with mauros "black" (but this adjective only appears in late Greek and may as well be from the people's name as the reverse). Being a dark people in relation to Europeans, their name in the Middle Ages was a synonym for "Negro;" later (16c.-17c.) used indiscriminately of Muslims (Persians, Arabs, etc.) but especially those in India.