Moor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |mʊr|  American pronunciation of the word moor
Brit.  |mɔː|  British pronunciation of the word moor


- 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
- open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss (syn: moorland)


- secure in or as if in a berth or dock (syn: berth, tie up)
- come into or dock at a wharf (syn: berth, wharf)
- secure with cables or ropes
moor the boat

Extra examples she wanders the windswept moor, the novel's heroine vows that she will never marry the vicar...

...a mysterious figure who was said to have haunted the moors of southwest England...

We found a harbor and moored the boat there for the night.

The boat was moored alongside the dock.

We need to find a place to moor for the night.

They went grouse shooting up on the moors.

Two or three fishing boats were moored alongside the pier.

The route then heads west over Gerrick Moor.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: moor
he/she/it: moors
present participle: mooring
past tense: moored
past participle: moored
singular: moor
plural: moors
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