There are 2 definitions of moor in English:

moor1

Syllabification: moor
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͝or
 
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noun

1A tract of open uncultivated upland; a heath.
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  • This wide extent of habitats includes upland moors, grassy or boggy open areas in forests and damp grasslands and traditionally managed hayfields particularly in river valleys.
  • I was dreaming of gardens of primrose and moors covered with heather and cottages with honeysuckle over the door.
  • Its landscape of mountains, rugged cliffs, lakes, moors, beaches and bays are ideal for a week's swimming, canoeing, boating, fishing and walking.
Synonyms
1.1A tract of open land preserved for shooting: a grouse moor
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  • Game keepers keep predators in check and manage the moors to preserve habitats of many species which are in sharp decline nationally, research suggests.
  • Grouse-shooting on the Yorkshire moors on the Glorious Twelfth the following day would be cautious, with landowners anxious to preserve stocks.
  • Goathland was popular with wealthy visitors from the West Riding who came for grouse shooting, walks on the moors and the golf course, which was then laid out on the village green, with drives across many of the roads.
1.2US or dialect A fen.

Origin

Old English mōr, of Germanic origin.

Derivatives

moorish

adjective
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  • Eyes returning to the foreboding shore, the Runes gazed upon the sight of a most welcome ship, a ship that preceded the sky of moorish blue.

moory

adjective
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  • Though now enclosed, a few acres lie still uncleared, growing nothing but ling and gorse, the natural product of a moory soil when left to itself, and various kinds of course sour grasses, their botanical names being unknown to the writer.
  • In Isleham and Snailwell special measures were taken to limit the effects of fen grazing: in the latter village, 1,200 sheep were ‘kept healthy by preventing them from feeding on the wet, moory, fen common; this would be drained, and improved to a very great advantage, were not the water penned back upon it, by a staunch, forming a fish pond, at Fordham Abbey’.

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There are 2 definitions of moor in English:

Moor2

Syllabification: Moor
Pronunciation: /mo͝or
 
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noun

A member of a northwestern African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. In the 8th century they conquered the Iberian peninsula, but were finally driven out of their last stronghold in Granada at the end of the 15th century.
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  • Spain does not deny its occupation by the Muslim Moors.
  • His dynastic heritage was firmly based on the intolerant expulsion of both the Jews and the Moors from Spain in 1492.
  • When the Moors conquered most of the known world in the eighth century, they used a special technique to aid their cause.

Origin

from Old French More, via Latin from Greek Mauros 'inhabitant of Mauretania'.

Derivatives

Moorish

adjective
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  • As with the Moorish style, some of the most popular Mission-style buildings in Montana were created with entertainment and profit in mind.
  • Between 1900 and 1905, Clark added a number of buildings in a unified Moorish style to the park.
  • He discovered Islamic art in Moorish Spain and North Africa.

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