Moorish

  • 1 Moorish — Moor ish, a. [From 2d {Moor}.] Having the characteristics of a moor or heath. Moorish fens. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Moorish — Moor ish, a. [See 1st {Moor}, and cf. {Morris}, {Moresque}.] Of or pertaining to Morocco or the Moors; in the style of the Moors. [1913 Webster] {Moorish architecture}, the style developed by the Moors in the later Middle Ages, esp. in Spain, in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Moorish — of or pertaining to Moors, mid 15c., from MOOR (Cf. Moor) + ISH (Cf. ish) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Moorish — [[t]mʊ͟ərɪʃ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Something that is Moorish belongs to or is characteristic of the Muslim civilization in North Africa and Spain between the 8th and the 15th century A.D. ...a medieval Moorish palace …

    English dictionary

  • 5 moorish — adjective /ˈmɔːɹɪʃ/ Boggy, marshy; like a moor. glow worms, fire drakes, meteors, ignis fatuus [...], with many such that appear in moorish grounds, about churchyards, moist valleys, or where battles have been fought [...] …

    Wiktionary

  • 6 Moorish — Moor|ish [ˈmuərıʃ US ˈmur ] adj relating to the Moors ▪ Moorish architecture …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 Moorish — adjective connected with the Moors: Moorish architecture in Spain …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 Moorish — Moor•ish [[t]ˈmʊər ɪʃ[/t]] adj. peo of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Moors or Moorish culture • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME morys …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 Moorish — Moor ► NOUN ▪ a member of a NW African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. DERIVATIVES Moorish adjective. ORIGIN Greek Mauros inhabitant of Mauretania (an ancient region of N. Africa) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Moorish — adj. of or relating to the Moors. Phrases and idioms: Moorish idol a brightly coloured Pacific fish of the genus Zanclus …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 Moorish — adjective see Moor …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 Moorish — /moor ish/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Moors. 2. in the style of the Moors, as architecture or decoration. [1400 50; late ME morys. See MOOR, ISH1] * * * …

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  • 13 Moorish — adjective /ˈmʊə.ɹɪʃ,ˈmɔː.ɹɪʃ,ˈmʊɹ.ɪʃ,ˈmɔɹ.ɪʃ/ a) of or pertaining to the Moors or their culture b) Of or pertaining to a style of Spanish architecture from the time of the Moors, characterized by the horseshoe arch and ornate, geometric… …

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  • 14 Moorish — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. Arab, Mohammedan, Moresque; see Arabian , Moslem …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 Moorish — Moor|ish [ murıʃ ] adjective relating to the MOORS, or in the style of the MOORS …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 moorish — Moor·ish || mÊŠÉ™rɪʃ adj. of or pertaining to the Moors, of a people of Northwest Africa …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 moorish — a. Moresque, arabesque …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 moorish — moor·ish …

    English syllables

  • 19 Moorish — UK [ˈmʊərɪʃ] / US [ˈmʊrɪʃ] adjective relating to the moors, or in the style of the moors …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Moorish — /ˈmɔrɪʃ/ (say mawrish) adjective 1. of or relating to the Moors. 2. in the style of the Moors, as architecture, decoration, etc …

    Australian English dictionary