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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moor  \Moor\,  n.  [F.  More  Maure,  L.  Maurus  a  Moor,  a 
  Mauritanian,  an  inhabitant  of  Mauritania,  Gr  ?;  cf  ?  black, 
  dark.  Cf  {Morris}  a  dance,  {Morocco}.] 
  1.  One  of  a  mixed  race  inhabiting  Morocco,  Algeria,  Tunis, 
  and  Tripoli,  chiefly  along  the  coast  and  in  towns. 
  2.  (Hist.)  Any  individual  of  the  swarthy  races  of  Africa  or 
  Asia  which  have  adopted  the  Mohammedan  religion.  ``In 
  Spanish  history  the  terms  Moors,  Saracens,  and  Arabs  are 
  synonymous.''  --Internat.  Cyc. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moor  \Moor\,  n.  [OE.  mor,  AS  m[=o]r  moor,  morass;  akin  to  D. 
  moer  moor,  G.  moor,  and  prob.  to  Goth.  marei  sea,  E.  mere. 
  See  {Mere}  a  lake.] 
  1.  An  extensive  waste  covered  with  patches  of  heath,  and 
  having  a  poor,  light  soil,  but  sometimes  marshy,  and 
  abounding  in  peat;  a  heath. 
  In  her  girlish  age  she  kept  sheep  on  the  moor. 
  2.  A  game  preserve  consisting  of  moorland. 
  {Moor  buzzard}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  marsh  harrier.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Moor  coal}  (Geol.),  a  friable  variety  of  lignite. 
  {Moor  cock}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  male  of  the  moor  fowl  or  red 
  grouse  of  Europe. 
  {Moor  coot}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Gallinule}. 
  {Moor  fowl}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  European  ptarmigan,  or  red  grouse  ({Lagopus 
  b  The  European  heath  grouse.  See  under  {Heath}. 
  {Moor  game}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Moor  fowl}  (above). 
  {Moor  grass}  (Bot.),  a  tufted  perennial  grass  ({Sesleria 
  c[ae]rulea}),  found  in  mountain  pastures  of  Europe. 
  {Moor  hawk}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  marsh  harrier. 
  {Moor  hen}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  female  of  the  moor  fowl. 
  b  A  gallinule,  esp.  the  European  species.  See 
  c  An  Australian  rail  ({Tribonyx  ventralis}). 
  {Moor  monkey}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  black  macaque  of  Borneo 
  ({Macacus  maurus}). 
  {Moor  titling}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  stonechat 
  ({Pratinocola  rubicola}). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moor  \Moor\,  v.  i. 
  To  cast  anchor;  to  become  fast 
  On  oozy  ground  his  galleys  moor.  --Dryden. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moor  \Moor\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Moored};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mooring}.]  [Prob.  fr  D.  marren  to  tie,  fasten,  or  moor  a 
  ship.  See  {Mar}.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  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. 
  2.  Fig.:  To  secure,  or  fix  firmly.  --Brougham. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  one  of  the  Muslim  people  of  N  Africa;  of  mixed  Arab  and 
  Berber  descent;  converted  to  Islam  in  the  8th  century; 
  conquerors  of  Spain  in  the  8th  century  [syn:  {Moor}] 
  2:  open  land  usually  with  peaty  soil  covered  with  heather  and 
  bracken  and  moss  [syn:  {moorland}] 
  v  1:  secure  in  or  as  if  in  a  berth;  of  ships  [syn:  {berth}] 
  2:  secure  with  cables  or  ropes;  "moor  the  boat" 

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