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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.]

moated

(ˈməʊtɪd)
adj
(Fortifications) surrounded by a moat
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moated - protected by a deep wide ditch usually filled with watermoated - protected by a deep wide ditch usually filled with water
protected - kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"
Translations

moated

[ˈməʊtɪd] ADJcon foso, rodeado de un foso

moated

adjvon einem Wassergraben umgeben
References in classic literature ?
We need not seek in dismal church-yards nor sleep in moated granges to see the shadowy faces and hear the rustling of their garments in the night.
And the old moated grange at Compton, nestled close under the hillside, where twenty Marianas may have lived, with its bright water-lilies in the moat, and its yew walk, "the cloister walk," and its peerless terraced gardens.
Erected in the fifth year of the reign of James I, and standing upon the site of a much older building, the Manor House of Birlstone presents one of the finest surviving examples of the moated Jacobean residence--'"