moor

moor
Synonyms and related words:
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, yokeldom

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  • Moor — (et) …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

  • Moor — may refer to: Ethnicity Moors, several historic and modern populations from North Africa Sri Lankan Moor, a minority ethnic group of Sri Lanka Marakkar, a Muslim minority ethnic group of India Places Moor, an obsolete word for a fen or marsh, now …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moor [1] — Moor (in Norddeutschland auch Mösse, Moosbruch, Luch, Bruch, in Süddeutschland Moos, Fenn, Venn, Fehn, Filz, Ried, Lohden, Wehr etc.), eine fast ausschließlich aus den Resten abgestorbener Pflanzengenerationen bestehende Bodenbildung. Moore… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Moor — das; s, e; ein Gebiet mit einem sehr nassen und weichen Boden, auf dem besonders Gras und Moos wachsen <ein gefährliches, unheimliches Moor; im Moor versinken, umkommen; sich im Moor verirren; ein Moor trockenlegen> || K : Moorboden,… …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • Moor — Moor: Das im 17. Jh. aus dem Niederd. ins Hochd. übernommene Wort geht zurück auf mnd., asächs. mōr »Sumpf‹land›«, vgl. ahd. muor »Moor«, niederl. moer »Moor«, engl. moor »Moor, Heideland«. Dieses westgerm. Substantiv gehört zu der Wortgruppe… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Moor — Sn std. (17. Jh.) Stammwort. In die Hochsprache gelangt aus ndd. mōr. Dieses aus mndd. mōr, as. mōr, vgl. mndl. moor aus g. * mōra m./n. Moor , auch in ahd. muor m./n., ae. mōr m., anord. mœrr f. Sumpfland . Das Wort ist wohl eine (morphologisch… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • moor — moor1 [moor] n. [ME more < OE mor, wasteland, akin to LowG mor < IE base * mori , sea > MARSH, MERE2, L mare, sea: basic sense “swampy coastland”] Brit. 1. a tract of open, rolling wasteland, usually covered with heather and often marshy …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moor — Moor, v. i. To cast anchor; to become fast. [1913 Webster] On oozy ground his galleys moor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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