Moor may refer to:


  • Moors, several historic and modern populations from North Africa
  • Sri Lankan Moor, a minority ethnic group of Sri Lanka
  • Marakkar, a Muslim minority ethnic group of India


  • Moor, an obsolete word for a fen or marsh, now mostly applied to flat areas of former marshland in Somerset, England
  • Moor or moorland, an uncultivated upland area that is characterized by low growing vegetation on acidic soils
  • Moor, the German spelling of Mór, a town in Fejér county, Hungary
  • The Moor, a street in Sheffield, England
  • The Moor, Hawkhurst, a village green in Kent, England.
  • Moor Crichel, a village in southwest England, situated on the Cranborne Chase plateau, five miles east of Blandford Forum
  • Moor Island, one of the uninhabited Canadian Arctic Archipelago islands in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Moor in British terminology refers to the current geographical designation of Dartmoor and Exmoor. A county in Southwest England in Devon. These are national parks famous for their hiking and home to the native ponies: the Dartmoor and Exmoor pony. The topography is rocky, typically windswept with tough native grasses.Hikers have been known to get lost on Dartmoor and is the famous site for the Hounds of Baskerville.


  • Andy Moor (disambiguation), several people
  • Ben Moor (disambiguation), several people
  • Davey Ray Moor, Australian songwriter, singer, composer and producer
  • David Moor (born 1947), British general practitioner who was prosecuted for the euthanasia of a patient
  • Dmitry Moor, professional name of Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov
  • Drew Moor (born 1984), American soccer player
  • Edward Moor (1771-1848), British soldier and Indologist
  • Emánuel Moór (1863 - 1931), Hungarian composer
  • George Raymond Dallas Moor (1896 – 1918), recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Henry Moor (1809 – 1877), Mayor of Melbourne
  • Ian Moor (born 1974), English singer
  • James H. Moor, American philosopher
  • Karl Moor (1853 - 1932), Swiss Communist
  • Lova Moor real name: Marie-Claude Jourdain (born 1946), French dancer
  • Paul Moor, (born 1978), British Ten-pin Bowler
  • Terry Moor (born 1952), American tennis player
  • William Moor, Canadian sailor and explorer
  • Wyman Moor (1811 - 1869), American politician


  • Black Moor, a variety of fancy goldfish that has a characteristic pair of protruding eyes
  • Moor frog, a slim, reddish-brown, semi-aquatic amphibian native to Europe and Asia
  • Mooring (watercraft), securely holding a boat to a riverbank, pier or towpath, or a device used for that purpose
  • The Moor (novel), the fourth book in Mary Russell detective series by Laurie R. King.
  • The Moor (song), a song from the Swedish progressive death metal Opeth

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  • Moor — (et) …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

  • Moor — Moor, n. [OE. mor, AS. m[=o]r moor, morass; akin to D. moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth. marei sea, E. mere. See {Mere} a lake.] 1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moor [1] — Moor (in Norddeutschland auch Mösse, Moosbruch, Luch, Bruch, in Süddeutschland Moos, Fenn, Venn, Fehn, Filz, Ried, Lohden, Wehr etc.), eine fast ausschließlich aus den Resten abgestorbener Pflanzengenerationen bestehende Bodenbildung. Moore… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Moor — das; s, e; ein Gebiet mit einem sehr nassen und weichen Boden, auf dem besonders Gras und Moos wachsen <ein gefährliches, unheimliches Moor; im Moor versinken, umkommen; sich im Moor verirren; ein Moor trockenlegen> || K : Moorboden,… …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • Moor — Moor: Das im 17. Jh. aus dem Niederd. ins Hochd. übernommene Wort geht zurück auf mnd., asächs. mōr »Sumpf‹land›«, vgl. ahd. muor »Moor«, niederl. moer »Moor«, engl. moor »Moor, Heideland«. Dieses westgerm. Substantiv gehört zu der Wortgruppe… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Moor — Sn std. (17. Jh.) Stammwort. In die Hochsprache gelangt aus ndd. mōr. Dieses aus mndd. mōr, as. mōr, vgl. mndl. moor aus g. * mōra m./n. Moor , auch in ahd. muor m./n., ae. mōr m., anord. mœrr f. Sumpfland . Das Wort ist wohl eine (morphologisch… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • moor — moor1 [moor] n. [ME more < OE mor, wasteland, akin to LowG mor < IE base * mori , sea > MARSH, MERE2, L mare, sea: basic sense “swampy coastland”] Brit. 1. a tract of open, rolling wasteland, usually covered with heather and often marshy …   English World dictionary

  • Moor — (m[=oo]r), n. [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}.] 1. One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moor — (m[=oo]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moored} (m[=oo]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mooring}.] [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie, fasten, or moor a ship. See {Mar}.] 1. (Naut.) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moor — Moor, v. i. To cast anchor; to become fast. [1913 Webster] On oozy ground his galleys moor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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