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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But within one moose generation-7.5 years-this had changed.
▪ In the land where the moose roam free, few such codes of practice apply.
▪ It is quite wild around they had a moose that came out one summer up there.
▪ On the opposite shore I saw two large gray black shapes: moose!
▪ So we decide to ride up to Graveyard Lake to see about getting some ducks, or maybe a moose.
▪ The moose resumed his leisurely walk toward me, and his grunts.
▪ The team already knew that moose exposed to new predator populations are more vulnerable.
▪ Well, one year, she was the only one to get a moose.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

moose \moose\ (m[=oo]s), n. [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A large cervine mammal ( Alces alces syn. Alces machlis, syn Alces Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zo["o]logists is considered the same species. See Elk.

  2. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.

    2. [capitalized] A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.

    Moose bird (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jayor whisky jack. See Whisky jack.

    Moose deer. Same as Moose.

    Moose yard (Zo["o]l.), a locality where moose, in winter, herd together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from an Algonquian language, probably Narragansett moos or Abenaki moz (compare Penobscot muns, Ojibwa mooz, Unami Delaware /mo:s/), said by early sources to be from moosu "he strips off," in reference to the animals' stripping bark for food.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context US English) The largest member of the deer family (''Alces alces''), of which the male has very large, palmate antlers. 2 (plural of moose English) 3 (context informal English) An ugly person Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete rare English) A stew.


n. large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called elk in Europe and moose in North America [syn: elk, European elk, Alces alces]


MOOSE, originally an acronym for Man Out Of Space Easiest but later changed to the more professional-sounding Manned Orbital Operations Safety Equipment, was a proposed emergency "bail-out" system capable of bringing a single astronaut safely down from Earth orbit to the planet's surface.

The design was proposed by General Electric in the early 1960s. The system was quite compact, weighing 200 pounds (90 kilograms) and fitting inside a suitcase-sized container. It consisted of a small twin-nozzle rocket motor sufficient to deorbit the astronaut, a PET film bag six feet (1.8 metres) long with a flexible quarter-inch-thick ablative heat shield on the back, two pressurized canisters to fill it with polyurethane foam, a parachute, radio equipment and a survival kit.

The astronaut would leave the vehicle in a space suit, climb inside the plastic bag, and then fill it with foam. The bag had the shape of a blunt cone, with the astronaut embedded in its base facing outward. The rocket pack would protrude from the bag and be used to slow the astronaut's orbital speed enough so that they would reenter Earth's atmosphere, and the foam-filled bag would act as insulation during the subsequent aerobraking. Finally, once the astronaut had descended to 30,000 feet (9 km) where the air was sufficiently dense, the parachute would automatically deploy and slow the astronaut's fall to 17 mph (7.6 metres per second). The foam heat shield would serve a final role as cushioning when the astronaut touched down and as a flotation device should they land on water. The radio beacon would guide rescuers.

General Electric performed preliminary testing on some of the components of the MOOSE system, including flying samples of heat shield material on a Mercury mission, inflating a foam-filled bag with a human subject embedded inside, and test-dropping dummies in MOOSE foam shields short distances. U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger's historic freefall from a balloon at 103,000 feet (31,395 meters) in August 1960 also helped demonstrate the feasibility of such extreme parachuting. However, the MOOSE system was nonetheless always intended as an extreme emergency measure when no other option for returning an astronaut to Earth existed; falling from orbit protected by nothing more than a spacesuit and a bag of foam was unlikely to ever become a particularly safe—or enticing—maneuver.

Neither NASA nor the U.S. Air Force expressed an interest in the MOOSE system, and so by the end of the 1960s, the program was quietly shelved.

Moose (dog)

Moose (December 24, 1990 – June 22, 2006) was a veteran canine performer. He was a Parson Russell Terrier and is most famous for his portrayal of Eddie Crane on the television sitcom Frasier.

Moose (disambiguation)

The moose is the largest member of the deer family.

Moose may also refer to:

Moose (wrestler)

Quinn Ojinnaka (born April 23, 1984) is an American professional wrestler and former American football player, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and known by the ring name Moose. As an offensive lineman, he played college football at Syracuse and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He went on to play for the New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams, and Indianapolis Colts.

Moose (Perl)

Moose is an extension of the object system of the Perl programming language. It brings modern object-oriented language features to Perl 5, making object-oriented Perl programming more consistent and less tedious.

Moose (graffiti artist)

Moose is the pseudonym of Paul Curtis, a British graffiti artist. Instead of the typical methods of graffiti, Moose creates his art by cleaning dirt and grime off surfaces.

Moose was one of the team of people behind the Leeds-based Soundclash record label, which released records primarily between 1995 and 1999 and was a favourite of Coldcut and Norman Cook. He also promoted the Soundclash club nights at which Andrew Weatherall was an early fixture and Tricky made a rare - and reputedly dreadful - early DJ appearance. Moose has DJ'ed and promoted extensively across the world.

He is also a commercial artist, and has been paid to create advertisements for products such as the Xbox and Smirnoff vodkas.

Moose (band)

Moose were a British indie rock band who formed in London in 1990. The original line-up included Russell Yates (guitar, vocals), K.J. "Moose" McKillop (guitar), Damien Warburton (drums), and Jeremy Tishler (bass). After Warburton and Tishler left the band they were replaced with Lincoln Fong (bass), his brother Russell (guitar), and Richard Thomas (drums). Other members have included Mig Moorland (drums) and Mick Conroy (keyboards).

Moose released two EPs on Hut Records. Within the next few years the band would release two more full-length albums on Play It Again Sam. Despite a strong critical response, Moose’s albums continued to sell few copies. Following the release of their third album, Live a Little Love a Lot, Moose took an extended break from music only to return five years later with the release of High Ball Me!. The bulk of High Ball Me! had been recorded in 1996 and 1997, (with one song, "There's a Place," dating from 1993), but sat unreleased as the band members decided whether or not to continue with Moose. "This River Will Never Run Dry" has been featured on the recent Britpop collection "The Brit Box."

Moose (W-02-03)

Moose (W-02-03) is a sculpture by John Kearney on the Magnificent Mile in front of 401 North Michigan and across Michigan Avenue from the Wrigley Building in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. It is a welded steel ( chrome bumpers) work of art created in between 2002 and 2003. Its dimensions are x x

The sculpture was part of the Artists & Automobiles (June 16 - October 15, 2006) summer public art display at the Chicago Cultural Center of artwork from recycled automobiles. The display was co-hosted by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs' Public Art Program and Allstate in honor of the 75th anniversary of Allstate's founding in Chicago.

Moose (analysis)

Moose is a free and open source platform for software and data analysis built in Pharo.

Moose offers multiple services ranging from importing and parsing data, to modeling, to measuring, querying, mining, and to building interactive and visual analysis tools. Moose was born in a research context, and it is currently supported by several research groups throughout the world. It is increasingly being adopted in industry.

Moose (surname)

Moose is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bob Moose (1947–1976), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Charles Moose (born 1953), Chief of Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, at the time of the Beltway sniper attacks in October 2002
  • George Moose (born 1944), American diplomat
  • James S. Moose, Jr. (1903–1989), American diplomat
  • Justin Moose (born 1983), American soccer player
  • Richard M. Moose (born 1932), American government official
Moose (Drinking Game)

Moose, more commonly known as Caribou, is a drinking game that uses an ice cube tray, a coin, and a table.

Moose (nickname)

Moose is the nickname of:

  • Moose Charlap (1928–1974), Broadway composer
  • André Dupont (born 1949), Canadian former National Hockey League player
  • George Earnshaw (1900–1976), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Wesley Englehorn (1890–1993), American football player and coach
  • Walter E. Foran (1919–1986), American politician from New Jersey
  • Moose Gardner (1894–1954) National Football League player
  • Moose Goheen (1894–1979), American Hall of Fame ice hockey player
  • Moose Haas (born 1956), retired American baseball player
  • Johan Hedberg (born 1973), Swedish National Hockey League goaltender
  • Frederick Heyliger (1916–2001), American soldier
  • Moose Johnson (1886–1963), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Daryl Johnston (born 1966), American former National Football League player
  • Moose Krause (1913–1992), American football, basketball and baseball player, track athlete, coach, and college athletics administrator
  • Bert Marshall (born 1943), retired ice hockey player
  • Moose McCormick (1881–1962), American Major League Baseball player
  • Christine McGlade (born 1963), actress on the Canadian TV show You Can't Do That On Television
  • Mark Messier (born 1961), retired National Hockey League player
  • Greg Monroe (born 1990), American basketball player
  • Mike Moustakas (born 1988), American Major League Baseball player
  • Walt Moryn (1926–1996), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Muhsin Muhammad (born 1973), American football player
  • Mike Mussina (born 1968), New York Yankees pitcher
  • Jared Padalecki (born 1982), American actor
  • Charles Panarella (born 1925), New York mobster
  • Moose Peterson, wildlife photographer
  • Robert B. Sherman (1925–2012), American Oscar-winning songwriter
  • Bill Skowron (1930–2012), American Major League Baseball player
  • Moose Solters (1906–1975), American Major League Baseball player
  • Michael Thomas (musician) (born 1981), drummer of the Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine
  • Wilbur Thompson (born 1921), American 1948 Olympics shot put gold medalist
  • Mourad Topalian (born 1943), Armenian-American political activist
  • Elmer Vasko (1935–1998), Canadian National Hockey League player
MOOSE (software)

MOOSE (Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment) is an object-oriented C++ finite element framework for the development of tightly coupled multiphysics solvers from Idaho National Laboratory. MOOSE makes use of the PETSc non-linear solver package and libmesh to provide the finite element discretization.

A key design aspect of MOOSE is the decomposition of weak form residual equations into separate terms that are each represented by compute kernels. The combination of these kernels into complete residuals describing the problem to be solved is performed at run time. This allows modifications such as toggling of mechanisms and the addition of new physics without recompilation. MOOSE comes with an extensive library of kernels providing residual terms for solid mechanics, Navier–Stokes equations, phase field models and more.


Usage examples of "moose".

If he is there late in the fall or early in the winter, he may hunt, with good luck, if he is able to hit anything with a rifle, the moose and the caribou on that long wilderness peninsula between Baddeck and Aspy Bay, where the old cable landed.

Belden, in order to keep up the conversation, for Malemute Kid already had the coffeepot on and was busily frying bacon and moose meat.

His friend Wetherby Goode was more entertainer than meteorologist, but that was what the good folk of Moose County wanted.

The best one-kilo bison burgers in Moose Jaw, and a location directly across the street from the Mountie depot, made it a popular spot for after-duty Mounties to relax.

My kind publishers announced, some time ago, a table of contents, which included chapters on jay and fish-hawk, panther, and musquash, and a certain savage old bull moose that once took up his abode too near my camp for comfort.

A small herd of giant deer, whose extravagant palmate antlers made the large rack of the moose seem small, were feeding along the outer fringe of woolly willows clustered in the damp lowland near the water.

The aircraft was able to take off again after an HBC car penter named NValterjohnson fashioned a substitute out of toboggan boards held together with babiche-glue distilled from moose hoofs.

The wall was mostly used to keep the moose out of vegetable patches and the bears out of the garbage, and was of no use whatsoever keeping out the salamanders, who crawled over it and into the thatched rooves, starting nasty fires.

Three moose heads, long undusted, stared down at me as I chatted with Paul Garrett, forty-six years old, tall and graying at the temples.

The unhappy travellers made their way down to Moose Factory in borrowed HBC lighters, then had to travel five hundred miles tip the Moose and Abitibi rivers before they reached civilization.

De Troyes left four more men in charge of the new post and paddled north on Lake Abitibi and down the Abitibi River into the Moose River.

On June 19, they reached the Junction of the Abitibi and the Moose rivers.

There was a bit of a shovel, all rusted into holes and carefully blackleaded, a cartridge bandolier, a military-type water bottle, two rusted tins of corned beef and, slung above the mantelpiece below the moose head, a long-barrelled rifle with the wood of the butt half rotted away, barrel and stock pitted with rust.

They could support themselves off of the local deer and small game, with occasional forays for larger game like moose and elk.

Bixby County, but Lockmaster and Moose Counties have never permitted it.