Moor

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This word must begin with a capital letter when it refers to muslims from North Africa. The word "moro" is used in Spanish in literary and historical contexts, but can be considered offensive in a contemporary context.
Moor(
mor
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(muslim from North Africa)
a. el moro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la mora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
The Moors built magnificent palaces and gardens during the 800 years they ruled Spain.Los moros construyeron magníficos palacios y jardines durante los 800 años de su dominio en España.
moor
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (nautical)
a. amarrar
The couple moored their sailboat to a buoy near the mouth of the cove.La pareja amarró su barco a una boya cerca a la boca de la ensenada.
b. atracar
The anchor was dragging, so we decided to go to a nearby harbor to moor the boat there.El ancla arrastraba, así que decidimos ir a un puerto cercano para atracar el barco allá.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (nautical)
a. echar amarras
After we moor, we'll get in the dinghy and row in to the wharf.Después de que echemos amarras, bajaremos al bote auxiliar y remaremos hasta el muelle.
b. amarrar
There was no space left to moor, so we had to anchor the yacht.No quedaba más espacio para amarrar, así que tuvimos que fondear el yate.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (geography) (United Kingdom)
a. el páramo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Walking across the vast moor gave Henry a sense of isolation and mystery.Caminar por el vasto páramo le daba a Henry una sensación de aislamiento y misterio.
b. el brezal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The travellers trudged through the thorny vegetation of the moor.Los viajeros marchaban penosamente por la espinosa vegetación del brezal.
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Moor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el moro(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la moro(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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moor [mʊəʳ]
noun
especially (Britain) páramo (m); brezal (m)
moor [mʊəʳ]
transitive verb
amarrar
intransitive verb
echar las amarras
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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