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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


Synonymsmoorland


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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