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Definition of "moor" []

  • To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines: moor a ship to a dock; a dirigible moored to a tower. (verb-transitive)
  • To fix in place; secure. See Synonyms at fasten. (verb-transitive)
  • To secure a vessel or an aircraft with lines or anchors. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be secured with lines or anchors: The freighter moored alongside the wharf. (verb-intransitive)
  • A broad area of open land, often high but poorly drained, with patches of heath and peat bogs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moor" in a sentence
  • "To pray. _v.a. _ To drive all the cattle into one herd in a moor; _to pray the moor_, to search for lost cattle."
  • "But this year, on this very sunshiny morning, he had announced at breakfast that he could not let us go to what we called our moor-home."
  • "The moor is now home to a herd of goats and over 25 black slugs."