Meaning of “moor” in the English Dictionary

"moor" in British English

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moornoun [ C ]

uk /mɔːr/ /mʊər/ us /mʊr/

an open area of hills covered with rough grass, especially in Britain:

the Yorkshire moors

moorverb [ I or T ]

uk /mɔːr/ /mʊər/ us /mʊr/

to tie a boat so that it stays in the same place:

We moored further up the river.
We moored the boat to a large tree root.

Moornoun [ C ]

/mɔːr/ /mʊər/ /mʊr/

(Definition of “moor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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moorverb [ I/T ]

us /mʊr/

to attach a boat or ship to something on land or to the surface under the water to keep it in place:

[ I/T ] We moored (the boat) further up the river.

(Definition of “moor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)