|moor2 (mʊə, mɔː)|
|1.||to secure (a ship, boat, etc) with cables or ropes|
|2.||(of a ship, boat, etc) to be secured in this way|
|3.||(not in technical usage) a less common word for anchor|
|[C15: of Germanic origin; related to Old English mǣrelsrāp rope for mooring]|
|Moor (mʊə, mɔː)|
|a member of a Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber descent. In the 8th century they were converted to Islam and established power in North Africa and Spain, where they established a civilization (756--1492)|
|[C14: via Old French from Latin Maurus, from Greek Mauros, possibly from Berber]|
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.).
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