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English noun: Moor

1. Moor (person) 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

Broader (hypernym)Moslem, Muslim

2. moor (object) open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss


Broader (hypernym)champaign, field, plain

Instance hyponymMarston Moor

English verb: moor

1. moor (contact) secure in or as if in a berth or dock

SamplesTie up the boat.

Synonymsberth, tie up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

Narrower (hyponym)wharf

2. moor (contact) come into or dock at a wharf

SamplesThe big ship wharfed in the evening.

Synonymsberth, wharf

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)dock

3. moor (contact) secure with cables or ropes

SamplesMoor the boat.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

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