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moor

See also: Moor and мөөг

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Usage notesEdit

more is not a homophone in Northern UK accents, while mooer is homophonous only in those accents.

Etymology 1Edit

Old English mōr, from Proto-Germanic *mōraz. Cognates include Dutch moer, German Moor and perhaps also Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹 (marei). See mere.

NounEdit

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.
    • Carew
      In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.
  2. a game preserve consisting of moorland
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English mōren, from unattested Old English *mārian, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *mairōną (to moor, fasten to). Cognate with Dutch aanmeren (to moor).

VerbEdit

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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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

from Moor (North African people, became synonymous with Saracene)

NounEdit

moor m (plural moren, diminutive moortje n)

  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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NounEdit

moor (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. grimalkin

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