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 for moor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moor \Moor\ (m[=oo]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moored (m[=oo]rd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Mooring.] [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie,
     fasten, or moor a ship. See Mar.]
     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.
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     2. Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly. --Brougham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moor \Moor\ (m[=oo]r), n. [F. More, Maure, L. Maurus a Moor, a
     Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania, Gr. May^ros; cf.
     may^ros black, dark. Cf. Morris a dance, Morocco.]
     1. One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis,
        and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.
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     2. (Hist.) Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or
        Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion. "In
        Spanish history the terms Moors, Saracens, and Arabs are
        synonymous." --Internat. Cyc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moor \Moor\, n. [OE. mor, AS. m[=o]r moor, morass; akin to D.
     moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth. marei sea, E. mere.
     See Mere a lake.]
     1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and
        having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and
        abounding in peat; a heath.
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              In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.
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     2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
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     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
        (c) An Australian rail ({Tribonyx ventralis).
     Moor monkey (Zool.), the black macaque of Borneo ({Macacus
     Moor titling (Zool.), the European stonechat ({Pratinocola
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moor \Moor\, v. i.
     To cast anchor; to become fast.
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           On oozy ground his galleys moor.         --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  266 Moby Thesaurus words for "moor":
     affix, agricultural region, alight, alkali flat, alluvial plain,
     anchor, annex, anthill, arable land, attach, barrow, basin, batten,
     batten down, baygall, belay, berth, billet at, bind, bivouac,
     black belt, bog, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, brae, bridle,
     buffalo wallow, burrow, bushveld, butte, camp, campo, cast anchor,
     catch, cement, chain, champaign, champaign country, cinch,
     citrus belt, clamp, clinch, coastal plain, colonize,
     come to anchor, come to land, corn belt, cotton belt, countryside,
     cramp, debark, debus, delta, deplane, desert, detrain, disembark,
     disemplane, dock, domesticate, down, downs, drop anchor,
     drop the hook, drumlin, dune, dust bowl, enchain, engraft,
     ensconce, entrammel, establish residence, everglade, farm belt,
     farm country, farmland, fasten, fasten down, fell, fen, fenland,
     fetter, fix, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, foothills,
     fruit belt, glade, go ashore, graft, grapple, grass roots,
     grass veld, grassland, grazing region, gyve, hamper, handcuff,
     heath, highland, highlands, hill, hillock, hive, hobble,
     hog wallow, hog-tie, holm, hopple, hummock, inhabit, kedge,
     kedge off, keep house, knit, knob, knoll, land, lande, lash,
     lash and tie, lay anchor, leash, level, live at, llano, locate,
     lowland, lowlands, lunar mare, make a landfall, make fast,
     make land, make port, make secure, make sure, manacle, marais,
     mare, marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, meadows and pastures, mere,
     mesa, mesilla, mire, molehill, monticle, monticule, moorland,
     moors, morass, moss, mound, move, mud, mud flat, nest,
     open country, pampa, pampas, park, peat bog, peg down, peneplain,
     people, perch, picket, pin down, pinion, plain, plains, plateau,
     playa, populate, prairie, prairies, province, provinces, put in,
     put in irons, put into port, put to, quagmire, quicksand,
     reach land, relocate, reside, restrain, rolling country, roost,
     rope, rural district, rustic region, salt flat, salt marsh,
     salt pan, sand dune, savanna, screw up, sebkha, secure, set,
     set to, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down,
     shackle, sit down, slob land, slough, sough, squat, stand, stay at,
     steppe, steppes, straitjacket, strap, strike root, sump, swale,
     swamp, swampland, swell, table, tableland, taiga,
     take residence at, take root, take up residence, tether,
     the country, the soil, the sticks, tie, tie down, tie up, tighten,
     tobacco belt, trammel, tree veld, trice up, trim, tundra, unboat,
     upland, uplands, vega, veld, wallow, wash, wasteland, weald,
     wheat belt, wide-open spaces, wold, woodland, woods and fields,

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