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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ An outbreak of mooing in the crowd swells until most of the club is doing it.
▪ In no time at all the kid was at my door with a bag full of sesame noodles and moo shu pork.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Moo \Moo\ (m[=o]), a., adv., & n. See Mo. [Obs.]


Moo \Moo\ (m[=oo]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mooed; p. pr. & vb. n. Mooing.] [Of imitative origin.] To make the noise of a cow; to low; -- a child's word.


Moo \Moo\, n. The lowing of a cow.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to make the characteristic sound of a cow," 1540s, of imitative origin. Related: Mooed; mooing. The noun is from 1789. Baby-talk moo-cow (n.) attested from 1812.


interj. The characteristic sound made by a cow or bull. n. 1 (context onomatopoeia English) The characteristic sound made by a cow or bull. 2 (context UK slang mildly derogatory English) A foolish woman. vb. (context intransitive English) Of a cow or bull, to make its characteristic low#Etymology 2 sound.


n. the sound made by a cow or bull


v. make a low noise, characteristic of bovines [syn: low]


A MOO ( MUD, object-oriented) is a text-based online virtual reality system to which multiple users (players) are connected at the same time.

The term MOO is used in two distinct, but related, senses. One is to refer to those programs descended from the original MOOcow server, and the other is to refer to any MUD that uses object-oriented techniques to organize its database of objects, particularly if it does so in a similar fashion to the original MOO or its derivatives. Most of this article refers to the original MOO and its direct descendants, but see Non-Descendant MOOs for a list of MOO-like systems.

The original MOO server was authored by Stephen White, based on his experience from creating the programmable TinyMUCK system. There was additional later development and maintenance from LambdaMOO founder, and former Xerox PARC employee, Pavel Curtis.

One of the most distinguishing features of a MOO is that its users can perform object-oriented programming within the server, ultimately expanding and changing how the server behaves to everyone. Examples of such changes include authoring new rooms and objects, creating new generic objects for others to use, and changing the way the MOO interface operates. The programming language used for extension is the MOO programming language, and many MOOs feature convenient libraries of verbs that can be used by programmers in their coding known as Utilities. The MOO programming language is a domain-specific programming language.

Moo (novel)

Moo is a 1995 novel by Jane Smiley. Its setting is a large university, known familiarly as " Moo U" because of its large agricultural college, in the American Midwest. The novel is a satire that uses a sprawling narrative style, following the lives of dozens of characters over the course of the 1989-1990 academic year.

Moo (restaurant)

Moo is a Michelin starred restaurant in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Usage examples of "moo".

This wee may guesse from the fiery influence of the Sunne, the watery and aereous influence of the Moone, as also the matereall heavinesse of the earth.

He spotted three men in lederhosen lean over to blow on alpenhorns, sending their melancholy mooing out over the valley.

Moone to bee of the same kind of nature as a Pumice-stone, and this, say they, is the reason why in the Suns eclipses there appeares within her a duskish ruddy colour, because the Sunne-beames being refracted in passing through the pores of her body, must necessarily be represented under such a colour.

In places, herds of gaur, bur, dang, and arne milled about in mud pools up to their thick necks, mooing and lowing at the passing humans.

I answere, that the argument will not hold of such bodies, whose superficies is full of unequall parts and gibbosities as the Moone is.

Ole Golly gave a little moo of satisfaction after she had delivered herself of this.

The goats and cows bleated and mooed unmilked in the stables for no one was allowed even to cross a farmyard.

It stood much too close to him, almost nose to nose, great sad cowlike eyes peering intently into his as it extolled with mournful mooing urgency the quality of its wares.

Among the first pioneers of the later modern ink industry abroad, may be mentioned the names of Stephens, Arnold, Blackwood, Ribaucourt, Stark, Lewis, Runge, Leonhardi, Gafford, Bottger, Lipowitz, Geissler, Jahn, Van Moos, Ure, Schmidt, Haenle, Elsner, Bossin, Kindt, Trialle, Morrell, Cochrane, Antoine, Faber, Waterlous, Tarling, Hyde, Thacker, Mordan, Featherstone, Maurin, Triest and Draper.

I had drilled into her the night before the instruction that if anyone mooed at her, ever again, she was not to react.

Several of them mooed, several more made slopping pats of steaming waste.

They just went on mooing, hardly even seeming aware they were doing it.

Instead of just taking her tray and going to sit down somewhere, out of the line of fire, Cara whirled around and around, trying to pinpoint exactly where the mooing was coming from.

They clump and thump across the yard, Ruth mooing the announcement of their arrival.

Soon we all began mooing and snorting, making noises like sheep, cows, horses, pigs.