moor

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English[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mor, from Old English mōr, from Proto-Germanic *mōraz, from Proto-Indo-European [Term?]. Cognates include Welsh môr, Old Irish muir (from Proto-Celtic *mori, from Proto-Indo-European *móri); Dutch moer, German Moor and perhaps also Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹(marei). See mere.

Noun[edit]

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 2[edit]

From Middle English moren, from unattested Old English *mārian, from Proto-Germanic *mairōną(to moor, fasten to). Cognate with Dutch meren(to moor), marren(to bind).

Verb[edit]

moor (third-person singular simple present moors, present participle mooring, simple past and past participle moored)

  1. (intransitive, nautical) To cast anchor or become fastened.
  2. (transitive, nautical) To fix or secure (e.g. a vessel) in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with ropes, cables or chains or the like
    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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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. grimalkin

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian māra, from Proto-Germanic *maizô. More at more.

Adjective[edit]

moor

  1. more

Adverb[edit]

moor

  1. more