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Moor appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Moor debs to Dot’s bedroom.
  • Set a broom on no moor, Bates.
  • Moor let Omani in a motel room.
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Moor is sometimes a misspelling of more.

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Definition of the noun moor

What does moor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • moor: moors
  • Moor: Moors

  1. one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Moslem / Muslim = a believer in or follower of Islam
  2. open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss

Alternative definition of the noun moor


  1. an extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath
  2. a game preserve consisting of moorland

Definition of the verb moor

What does moor mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: moored | mooring | moors

  1. secure in or as if in a berth or dock
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students togetherVerbs of Combining and Attaching: attach, bind, bond, bundle, concatenate, fasten, fix, glom, graft, package, secure, splice, weld
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman spliced ropes
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Linda taped the pictureVerbs of Combining and Attaching: anchor, band, belt, bolt, bracket, buckle, button, cement, chain, cinch, epoxy, fetter, glue, handcuff, harness, hinge, hitch, hook, knot, lace, lash, lasso, latch, leash, link, lock, loop, manacle, muzzle, nail, padlock, peg, pin, plaster, rivet, rope, screw, seal, shackle, skewer, solder, staple, stitch, strap, string, tack, tape, tether, thread, thumbtack, tie, trammel, truss, wire, yoke, zip
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Linda taped the box shut
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherLinda taped the label and the cover together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] to / on / onto [Patient 2]Linda taped the picture to the wall
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherLabels and covers tape easily together
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] together [Adverb]Labels and covers tape together easily
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] [Adverb] to / on / onto [Patient 2]Labels tape easily to that kind of cover
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of moor: berth / tie up
    • more generic words: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached
    • more specific word: wharf = moor at a wharf
  2. come into or dock at a wharf
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of moor: berth / wharf
    • more generic word: dock = come into dock
  3. secure with cables or ropes
    • example: moor the boat
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached

Alternative definition of the verb moor


  1. [intransitive] To cast anchor or become fastened.
  2. [transitive, nautical] To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf.
  3. [transitive] To secure or fix firmly.


"Moor" is a film, directed by Jamshed Mahmood.

  • country: Pakistan
  • language: Urdu Language
  • music by Strings
  • genres: Family, Drama
  • released in


Moor is a fictional character from the 1986 film Nutcracker: The Motion Picture.


  1. "Moor" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Moor" is a musical album of Vincent de Moor.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  3. "Moor" is a musical album of Strafe F.R..
    • released in (22 years ago)


Who is Moor?

Moor a.k.a. Robert Moor was a French actor.


  1. Moor a.k.a. Hassaniya Arabic: Hassānīya is the variety of Arabic originally spoken by the Beni Hassān Bedouin tribes, who extended their authority over most of Mauritania and the Western Sahara between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. It has almost completely replaced the Berber languages spoken in this region. Though clearly a western dialect, Hassānīya is relatively distant from other North African variants of Arabic. Its geographical location exposed it to influence from Zenaga and Wolof. There are several dialects of Hassaniya. The primary differences among them are phonetic. Today Hassaniya is spoken in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal and the Western Sahara.
  2. Moor a.k.a. Bimoba Language: Moba is a major language of the Gurma people of Togo and Ghana. However, in Ghana only 60% of ethnic Moba Gurma speak the language. There are also about 2,000 speakers in Burkina Faso.
  3. Moor is a geographical feature category.

Phrases with Moor

Phrases starting with the word Moor:

  1. Moor Rush
  2. moor-bird
  3. moor berry
  4. Moor Macaque

Phrases ending with the word Moor:

  1. to moor
  2. marston moor
  3. battle of marston moor

Other phrases containing the word Moor:

  1. Congo Moor Chat
  2. Brown Moor Clover

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Moor

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Google previewGoldfish Varieties and Genetics (2008)

Handbook for Breeders by Joseph Smartt

In essence the Broadtail Moor is a black metallic Veiltail...

Google previewCornwall and the Isles of Scilly (2009)

by Lesley Gillilan

A shame, because the moor is a treasure chest for nature lovers, historians and escapists. Among craggy tors and rolling...

Google previewThe Ladies' Literary Cabinet (1819)

Francis Moor is a prosaical Richard the Third, ennobled by none of the propensities which in the latter unite admiration with aversion.” It is clear, the effect which the 'Robbers' had upon the minds of the young students, was owing to the very ...

Google previewThe Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall (2010)

by Robert Andrews

Just ten miles in diameter and effectively bound in by a quartet of rivers – the Fowey, Lynher, Camel and De Lank – Bodmin Moor is the smallest, mildest and most accessible of the West Country's great moors, its highest tor rising to just 1375ft ...

Google previewMoorland, stream coast: a vision of Devon

by FJ Widgery

There are no peaks, no sharplycut isolated hills, nor any with a very striking outline, except Dunkery; but the whole moor is a tableland, across which the coach road runs at a level from twelve hundred to fourteen hundred feet above the sea: 'A ...

Google previewApplied and Computational Control, Signals, and Circuits (1999)

by Biswa N. Datta

De Moor is a Research Associate of the National Fund for Scientific Research ( F.W.O Vlaanderen) 2 P. Van Overschee is a senior Research Assistant of the National Fund for Scientific Research (F.W.O. Vlaanderen) 3W. Favoreel is a ...

Google previewThe Adoption (2010)

by RG Lewis Converse

The word Moor means Dark King .

Google previewRenaissance Papers 2011 (2012)

by Andrew Shifflett, Edward Gieskes

Aaron the Moor is a dark double of Lavinia's silenced, scrutinized body, a figure whose presence in the first scene of the play is marked by silence as well as blackness, and whose final punishment condemns him to an inverse silencing.

Google previewWhich Word Shall I Use? (2012)

by Marisa Dunn

Moor is an expanse of peat wasteland which is often marshy and covered by the heather plant. Moor is securing a ship by anchor or cable. (See berth) Morning- Mourning Morning is the early part of the day before the afternoon, the start of a ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Moor, moor (not mor). More, mor (not mar) , ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary ... The twenty first edition, etc (1775)

MOOR [More, F. of More, Ital.

Google previewAn Universal Etymological Dictionary (1764)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Different Words... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words Used in Our Ancient Statutes... Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs by Nathan Bailey

MOOR [More, F. of More, Ital, majr, ...

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Usage statistics about moor

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun Moor:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb Moor:


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Quotes about Moor

A great lance-thrust to a dead Moor.
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Scrabble value of M3O1O1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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