(||Mo*hur"rum ||Mu*har"ram) , n. [Ar. muharram, prop., sacred, forbidden, n., the first month
of the Mohammedan lunar year.]
1. The first month of the Mohammedan year. Whitworth.
2. A festival of the Shiah sect of the Mohammedans held during the first ten days of the month Mohurrum.
(Moi"der) v. i. To toil. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Moi"dore) n. [Pg. moeda d'ouro, lit., coin of gold. Cf. Money, and Aureate.] A gold coin
of Portugal, valued at about 27s. sterling.
(Moi"e*ty) n.; pl. Moieties [F. moitié, L. medietas, fr. medius middle, half. See Mid, a., and
cf. Mediate, Mediety.]
1. One of two equal parts; a half; as, a moiety of an estate, of goods, or of profits; the moiety of a jury,
or of a nation. Shak.
The more beautiful moiety of his majesty's subject.Addison.
2. An indefinite part; a small part. Shak.
(Moil) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Moiling.] [OE. moillen to wet, OF. moillier,
muillier, F. mouller, fr. (assumed) LL. molliare, fr. L. mollis soft. See Mollify.] To daub; to make dirty; to
soil; to defile.
Thou . . . doest thy mind in dirty pleasures moil.Spenser.
(Moil), v. i. [From Moil to daub; prob. from the idea of struggling through the wet.] To soil one's
self with severe labor; to work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge.
Moil not too much under ground.Bacon.
Now he must moil and drudge for one he loathes.Dryden.
(Moil), n. A spot; a defilement.
The moil of death upon them.Mrs. Browning.
(Moile) n. [F. mule a slipper.] A kind of high shoe anciently worn. [Written also moyle.]
(||Moi"neau) n. [F.] (Fort.) A small flat bastion, raised in the middle of an overlong curtain.
(||Moi"ra) n. [NL., fr. Gr. Moi^ra.] (Greek Myth.) The deity who assigns to every man his lot.
(||Moire) n. [F. Cf. Mohair.]
1. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which
a watered appearance is given in the process of calendering.
2. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces.
Moire antique, a superior kind of thick moire.
(||Moi`ré" mé`tal`lique") [F.] A crystalline or frosted appearance produced by some acids on
tin plate; also, the tin plate thus treated.