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moat

 (mōt)
n.
1. A deep wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault.
2. A ditch similar to one surrounding a fortification: A moat separates the animals in the zoo from the spectators.
tr.v. moat·ed, moat·ing, moats
To surround with or as if with a moat.

[Middle English mote, mound, moat (since both mounds and moats form part of fortifications), from Old French, mound; akin to Medieval Latin mota, perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to English mud.]

moat

(məʊt)
n
(Fortifications) a wide water-filled ditch surrounding a fortified place, such as a castle
vb
(Fortifications) (tr) to surround with or as if with a moat
[C14: from Old French motte mound]

moat

(moʊt)

n.
1. a deep, wide trench, usu. filled with water, surrounding the rampart of a fortified place, as a town or a castle.
2. any similar trench, as one used for confining animals in a zoo.
[1325–75; Middle English mote mound, hill, ditch, moat < Old French, c. Old Provençal mota < pre-Latin *mutta]

moat

- From French mote/motte, meaning "mound."
See also related terms for mound.

moat


Past participle: moated
Gerund: moating

Imperative
moat
moat
Present
I moat
you moat
he/she/it moats
we moat
you moat
they moat
Preterite
I moated
you moated
he/she/it moated
we moated
you moated
they moated
Present Continuous
I am moating
you are moating
he/she/it is moating
we are moating
you are moating
they are moating
Present Perfect
I have moated
you have moated
he/she/it has moated
we have moated
you have moated
they have moated
Past Continuous
I was moating
you were moating
he/she/it was moating
we were moating
you were moating
they were moating
Past Perfect
I had moated
you had moated
he/she/it had moated
we had moated
you had moated
they had moated
Future
I will moat
you will moat
he/she/it will moat
we will moat
you will moat
they will moat
Future Perfect
I will have moated
you will have moated
he/she/it will have moated
we will have moated
you will have moated
they will have moated
Future Continuous
I will be moating
you will be moating
he/she/it will be moating
we will be moating
you will be moating
they will be moating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moating
you have been moating
he/she/it has been moating
we have been moating
you have been moating
they have been moating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moating
you will have been moating
he/she/it will have been moating
we will have been moating
you will have been moating
they will have been moating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moating
you had been moating
he/she/it had been moating
we had been moating
you had been moating
they had been moating
Conditional
I would moat
you would moat
he/she/it would moat
we would moat
you would moat
they would moat
Past Conditional
I would have moated
you would have moated
he/she/it would have moated
we would have moated
you would have moated
they would have moated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moat - ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with watermoat - ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
trench - a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
Translations
خَنْدَقٌ مَائِيٌّخَنْدَق مَمْلوء بِالماء
hradní příkoppříkopvodní příkop
voldgrav
vallihauta
jarak
várárok
virkisgröf, kastaladíki
gynybinis griovys
aizsarggrāvisgrāvis
grachtslotgracht
vallgrav
คูน้ำรอบปราสาทหรือเมือง
hendekkale hendeği
hào

moat

[məʊt] Nfoso m

moat

[ˈməʊt] n [castle] → douves fpl

moat

nWassergraben m; (of castle also)Burggraben m

moat

[məʊt] nfossato

moat

(məut) noun
a deep ditch, dug round a castle etc, usually filled with water.

moat

خَنْدَقٌ مَائِيٌّ hradní příkop voldgrav Wassergraben τάφρος φρουρίου foso vallihauta douves jarak fosso gracht vollgrav fosa fosso крепостной ров vallgrav คูน้ำรอบปราสาทหรือเมือง hendek hào 护城河
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