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Old English mōr. Cognates include Dutch moer, German Moor and perhaps also Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹 (marei). See mere.

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Singular
Moor

Plural
Moors

Moor (plural Moors)
  1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.
    A cold, biting wind blew across the moor, and the travellers hastened their step.
  2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
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From the imperfect past participle moored; present participle and verbal noun mooring. Probably from middle Dutch marren "to tie, fasten or moor a ship" (now only means to procrastinate; > modern terms (aan)meren). See mar.

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to Moor

Third person singular
Moors

Simple past
Moored

Past participle
Moored

Present participle
Mooring

to Moor (third-person singular simple present Moors, present participle Mooring, simple past and past participle Moored)
  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.
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from Moor (North African people, became synonymous with Saracene)

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Moor m. (plural moren, diminutive moortje, diminutive plural moortjes)

  1. Something black, notably a black horse
  2. A whistling kettle, used to boil water in, as for tea or coffee

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moor

  1. grimalkinang:moor

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