Moor

Definitions

  • Moor Park
    Moor Park
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v moor secure with cables or ropes "moor the boat"
    • v moor come into or dock at a wharf "the big ship wharfed in the evening"
    • v moor secure in or as if in a berth or dock "tie up the boat"
    • n moor open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
    • n Moor 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
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Additional illustrations & photos:

In Moor Park In Moor Park
Berberis Stenophylla, Moore Berberis Stenophylla, Moore
The Trampler of the Moors The Trampler of the Moors

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company
    • Moor A game preserve consisting of moorland.
    • Moor An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath. "In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor ."
    • Moor (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."
    • Moor Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly.
    • Moor One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.
    • v. i Moor To cast anchor; to become fast. "On oozy ground his galleys moor ."
    • Moor (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Gerald Ford was the only President to have two women attempt to assassinate him. Both attempts were in California in September of 1975. The first attempt was September 6, 1975, by Lynette Fromme who thought she could impress Charles Manson by killing the President. The next attempt was by Sara Jane Moore on September 22, 1975. Her motive was simply that she was bored. John Tyler, joined the Confederacy twenty years later and became the only President named a sworn enemy of the United States.
    • n moor A tract of open, untilled, and more or less elevated land, often overrun with heath.
    • n moor A tract of land on which game is strictly preserved for the purposes of sport.
    • n moor Any uninclosed ground.
    • n moor Synonyms Morass, etc. See marsh.
    • moor To confine or secure (a ship) in a particular station, as by cables and anchors or by lines; specifically, to secure (a ship) by placing the anchors so that she will ride between them, thus occupying the smallest possible space in swinging round.
    • moor To secure; fix firmly.
    • moor To be held by cables or chains.
    • moor To fasten or anchor a boat or ship.
    • n moor The act of mooring.
    • moor A dialectal form of more.
    • n moor One of a dark race dwelling in Barbary in northern Africa. They derive their name from the ancient Mauri or Mauritanians (see Mauritanian), but the present Moors are a mixed race, chiefly of Arab and Mauritanian origin. The name is applied especially to the dwellers in the cities. The Arabic conquerors of Spain were called Moors.
    • n moor A dark-colored person generally; a negro; a black.
    • n moor An officer in the Isle of Man who summons the courts for the several districts or sheadings.
    • n moor A bailiff of a farm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moor mōōr a large tract of untilled ground, often covered with heath, and having a poor, peaty soil: a heath
    • v.t Moor mōōr to fasten a ship by cable and anchor: to fix firmly
    • v.i Moor to be fastened by cables or chains
    • n Moor mōōr a member of the dark mixed Mauretanian and Arab race inhabiting Morocco and the Barbary coast: one of the Arab and Berber conquerors and occupants of Spain from 711 to 1492—same as Arab or Saracen: a dark-coloured person generally, a negro
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Quotations

  • Rosie O'Donnell
    Rosie O'Donnell
    “I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. more, maure—L. maurus—Gr. mauros, black.

Usage

In literature:

In the rear of these was built the native town, which the Moors call Calcutta.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
But the advance of the French rendered this impossible, and Hope ultimately joined Moore at Salamanca on December 4.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
She sank into the moor ground, and went down to the moor woman, who is always brewing there.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
By this time the steamer had cautiously nosed its way to its moorings and tied up to a snubbing post.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
I shall not get up for any Geoffrey Moor, so that bait fails.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
Peter Moore nodded slightly and smiled.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
It seems then as though the moor is protecting us.
"The Carroll Girls" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Moore, Andrew, early settler, 52; in Dunmore's war, 174.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
You can get Moore out of it.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
A. Moore, M. B. Pelton, Emily M. Vrooman, C. L. Wood, J.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The surrender of Lanjaron, and the tragical end of el Negro, were an irretrievable loss to the Moors.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
Juan pushed the heavily laden canoe from its mooring, and set its direction toward Simiti.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It is certain that with respect to that part of his work in which he was pleased so to call himself, Moore is but little known.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
Hortense Moore (she was Mr. Moore's sister) was a very orderly, economical person.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The religious zeal of the Arab-Moors.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
I have not heard the faintest, tiniest squeak from you since we left Moor Edge.
"Miss Mouse and Her Boys" by Mrs. Molesworth
A handkerchief marked with the name "Margaret Moore" had been found floating near her, and this, they supposed, belonged to her.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
Then there is the Reverend Mr. Moore, rector of St. Philip and St. James.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Cardinal, I'll do't, I'll do't; a Moor, a Moor!
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
In 1015 the Moors were expelled and the old cathedral was reinstated.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
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In poetry:

The morning, bright above the moor,
Is bright no more for me--
A weary bit of burning pain
Is where my heart should be!
"The Enchantress" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Now safely moor'd—my peril's o'er,
I'll sing, first in night's diadem,
For ever, and for evermore,
The Star!—The Star of Bethlehem!
"The Star Of Bethlehem" by Henry Kirke White
And far away on the wreck-strewn shore
Where the crew of the Sue reside,
They never refer to Eberly Moore
Or Eberly's fair young bride.
"Eberly's Fair Young Bride" by Wallace Irwin
The world is glad for Thee! the rude
Wild moor, the city's crowded pen;
Each waste, each peopled solitude,
Becomes a home for happy men.
"And Art Thou Come With Us To Dwell?" by Dora Greenwell
And I'll go seek through moor and dale
A flower that wastrel winds caress;
The bud is red and the leaves pale,
The name of it Forgetfulness.
"A Western Voyage" by James Elroy Flecker
O this Moor he had but ae daughter,
I wot her name was Shusy Pye;
She's doen her to the prison-house,
And she's calld young Bicham one word by.
"Young Bicham" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Ryan Moore, left and Rebecca Krebs, looked on as Lexington's fireworks fly high overhead near the Meadowthorpe shopping center on Wednesday July 4, 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison Staff.
Somehow Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" got set down in the public memory as a simple polemic, but it was a better film than that.
North Moore St See Map Subway Directions 212-226-6252 Send to Phone.
Results from Year One of Idaho Strip-Tillage Study By Amber Moore, Don Morishita & Oliver Neher.
Recipe created by Victoria Moore.
Montvale, N.J.-based Benjamin Moore introduced a new edition of its Chalkboard Paint, now tintable in any color.
The sun sets on boats moored off Westport Marina's breakwater.
He starred in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," appeared on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and played opposite Peter Sellers in "The Party.".
ZZ Moor and Nigel Gore portray Lady Anne and Richard III in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival s production of Richard III.
George Steinbrenner, Tom Hicks, John Moores.
Beatrice Moore, Kooky Krafts Shop.
She came to Phoenix meaning to paint, but Beatrice Moore, long considered the godmother of the downtown Phoenix arts community, instead wound up in charge.
From 1926 to 1969, Moore was a member of the music faculty at Columbia University.
All-star lineup also includes Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore.
Shenandoah, Alabama moorings in SSA sights.
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In science:

Moore, G.: Matrix models of 2D gravity and isomonodromic deformations, Progr.
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
For any symmetric (resp. skew-symmetric) bilinear form ω on V its Moore-Penrose inverse is a symmetric (resp. skew-symmetric) bilinear form ω+ on V ∗ defined as follows.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
It gives a characterization of Moore– Penrose orbits independent on the choice of a compact form and also provides an algorithm for checking the Moore–Penrose property.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
However, some interesting orbits are both spherical and Moore-Penrose.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
Then all L-orbits in gk are both spherical and Moore-Penrose for k > d/2.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
In the first case P has an aura and therefore is Moore-Penrose by Theorem 1.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
In the rest part of this section we describe arising Moore– Penrose inverses.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
Marcos Marino, Gregory Moore, The Donaldson-Witten function for gauge groups of rank larger than one, Commun.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
We introduce here briefly the main formalisms used throughout this paper: temporal logic, Moore machines and Markov chains.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
Figure 1: Moore machine representing conditional ob ject (a|b).
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
However, the tree shown above strongly resembles a Moore machine.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
The most substantial change is that the Moore machine requires the same set of atomic possibilities is given at each state, which determine the next transition.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
The general rule is that the more of the modelling is encoded in the probability assignment, the simpler the conditional and its Moore machine are.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
The overall structure of the Moore machine is as follows: The entry states and transitions are dotted.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
It is known that all γi have the same length (see Moore ).
The b-functions for prehomogeneous vector spaces of commutative parabolic type and generalized universal Verma modules
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