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Definition of Moat
MoatMoat Moat, n. [OF. mote hill, dike, bank, F. motte clod, turf:
cf. Sp. & Pg. mota bank or mound of earth, It. motta clod,
LL. mota, motta, a hill on which a fort is built, an
eminence, a dike, Prov. G. mott bog earth heaped up; or perh.
F. motte, and OF. mote, are from a LL. p. p. of L. movere to
move (see Move). The name of moat, properly meaning, bank
or mound, was transferred to the ditch adjoining: cf. F. dike
and ditch.] (Fort.)
A deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other
fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch.
Moat Moat, v. t.
To surround with a moat. --Dryden.
moatDitch Ditch (?; 224), n.; pl. Ditches. [OE. dich, orig. the
same word as dik. See Dike.]
1. A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a
trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing
inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or
fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat
or a fosse.
2. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of
Meaning of Moat from wikipedia
- A moat
is a deep, broad
dry or filled
with water, that is dug and surrounds
a castle, fortification, building
or town, historically
in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, England
to apprehend Raoul Moat
upon Tyne. After killing
- Into the Moat
is an American mathcore
band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It achieved national acclaim
in Alternative Press magazine
- Richard Frank Moat
(born 8 September
1954) is the Chief Executive Officer
SA. He was formerly
the Chief Executive Officer
of Eir (telecommunications)...
- A moat
is a type of fortification. Moat
may also refer
, Ohio, an unincorporated community
in the US New Moat
, a village
- In number
theory, the Gaussian moat problem
it is possible
to find an infinite sequence
of distinct Gaussian prime numbers
such that the difference...
is an English
surname. Notable people
with the surname
include: John Moat
poet Raoul Moat
- Queens Moat Houses
PLC was a British public limited company engaged primarily
in the hotel
business. Queens Moat House Hotels
in the early...
- The Moat House
is a Grade
II* historic building
in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, in what were once the grounds
Castle. Moat House
- Moat Mount
is a 110-hectare park and nature reserve
in Mill Hill in the London Borough
of Barnet. It is part of Moat Mount
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