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noun 
  1. One of a mixed race of Arab and Berber people inhabiting north-west Africa who follow Islam.
  2. A member of this race that occupied Spain from the 8th to the 15th centuries.
Etymology: More, Maure; from the Latin Maurus, a Moor, meaning a Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania. Webster 1913 also says: ?; confer ? black, dark. Confer {Morris} a dance, {Morocco}. Morris dance is from the moreys daunce, "Moorish dance". The Moroccan connection is doubtful, as Morocco is from Marrakech, itself from the Berber murt 'n akush, "the country of God".


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noun 
  1. (uncountable) An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.
A cold, biting wind blew across the , and the travellers hastened their step.
  1. (uncountable) A game preserve consisting of moorland.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To cast anchor or become fastened.
  2. (context, transitive, nautical) 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.
  3. (transitive) To secure, or fix firmly.

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