from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Oklahoma, an industrial suburb of Oklahoma City. Population: 49,300.
  • Moore, Clement Clarke 1779-1863. American scholar and poet who wrote the Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas” (1823).
  • Moore, George 1852-1933. Irish writer whose works include poetry, drama, criticism, and novels, such as Esther Waters (1894).
  • Moore, George Edward 1873-1958. British philosopher whose theories, presented in Principia Ethica (1903) and other works, influenced 20th-century epistemology and linguistic analysis.
  • Moore, Henry 1898-1986. British sculptor whose works, mostly semiabstract human figures, are characterized by smooth organic forms.
  • Moore, Marianne Craig 1887-1972. American poet whose descriptive works, published in Poems (1921), Complete Poems (1967), and other collections, are characterized by wit, irony, and unconventional meter.
  • Moore, Thomas 1779-1852. Irish romantic poet. Many of his nostalgic and patriotic lyrics, such as "The Minstrel Boy,” were set to traditional Irish tunes.

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  • proper n. Many toponymic place names, or parts of place names, derived from moor.
  • proper n. An English and Irish surname similarly derived.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Irish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852)
  • n. English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
  • n. United States poet noted for irony and wit (1887-1872)
  • n. English philosopher (1873-1958)
  • n. United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
  • n. British sculptor whose works are monumental organic forms (1898-1986)


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