[moor-luhnd, -land]
noun Chiefly British.
an area of moors, especially country abounding in heather.

before 950; Middle English more lond, Old English mōrlond. See moor1, -land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To moorland
World English Dictionary
moorland (ˈmʊələnd, ˈmɔː-)
(Brit) an area of moor

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica


tract of open country that may be either dry with heather and associated vegetation or wet with an acid peat vegetation. If wet, a moor is generally synonymous with bog (q.v.).

Learn more about moorland with a free trial on

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
These conditions encouraged the formation of peaty moorland at the expense of trees.
We trekked seven hours out of the rain forest and into heather and moorland.
And the thirty villages as well as the forest and moorland all belonged to it.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature