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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Moor /ˈmʊr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moor n.
 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 Muslim religion. “In Spanish history the terms Moors, Saracens, and Arabs are synonymous.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moor, n.
 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.   --Carew.
 2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
 Moor buzzard Zool., the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
 Moor coal Geol., a friable variety of lignite.
 Moor cock Zool., the male of the moor fowl or red grouse of Europe.
 Moor coot. Zool. See Gallinule.
 Moor game. Zool. Same as Moor fowl.
 Moor grass Bot., a tufted perennial grass (Sesleria caerulea), found in mountain pastures of Europe.
 Moor hawk Zool., the marsh harrier.
 Moor hen. Zool. (a) The female of the moor fowl. (b) A gallinule, esp. the European species. See Gallinule. (c) An Australian rail (Tribonyx ventralis).
 Moor monkey Zool., the black macaque of Borneo (Macacus maurus).
 Moor titling Zool., the European stonechat (Pratinocola rubicola).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moor v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moored p. pr. & vb. n. Mooring.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moor, v. i. To cast anchor; to become fast.
    On oozy ground his galleys moor.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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
      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 or dock; "tie up the boat"
           [syn: berth, tie up]
      2: come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the
         evening" [syn: berth, wharf]
      3: secure with cables or ropes; "moor the boat"