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Definition of Moat

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Moat 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.
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Moat Moat, v. t. To surround with a moat. --Dryden.
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Ditch 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 the earth.

Meaning of Moat from wikipedia

- A moat is a deep, broad ditch, either dry or filled with water, that is dug and surrounds a castle, fortification, building or town, historically to provide...
- operation in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, England to apprehend Raoul Moat from Newcastle upon Tyne. After killing one person and wounding two others...
- Into the Moat is an American mathcore band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It achieved national acclaim when profiled in Alternative Press magazine in November...
- Richard Frank Moat (born 8 September 1954) is the Chief Executive Officer of Technicolor SA. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Eir (telecommunications)...
- A moat is a type of fortification. Moat or Moats may also refer to: Moats, Ohio, an unincorporated community in the US New Moat, a village and community...
- In number theory, the Gaussian moat problem asks whether it is possible to find an infinite sequence of distinct Gaussian prime numbers such that the difference...
- Moat is an English and Scottish surname. Notable people with the surname include: John Moat (1936–2014), British poet Raoul Moat (1973–2010), British perpetrator...
- Queens Moat Houses PLC was a British public limited company engaged primarily in the hotel business. Queens Moat House Hotels was founded in the early...
- The Moat House is a Grade II* historic building in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, in what were once the grounds of Tamworth Castle. Moat House is being...
- Moat Mount Open Space is a 110-hectare park and nature reserve in Mill Hill in the London Borough of Barnet. It is part of Moat Mount Open Space and Mote...
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