Definition of moor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɔː(r)//
    , BrE//mʊə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mʊr//
    (especially British English) Other geographic regions
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a high open area of land that is not used for farming, especially an area covered with rough grass and heather the North York moors to go for a walk on the moors See related entries: Other geographic regions
  2. 2[uncountable] = moorland moor and rough grassland
  3. Word Originnoun Old English mōr, of Germanic origin.Extra examples We got lost on the moors. the slopes leading down from the moor the wind blowing across the moors We went for a walk on the moors.
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