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Meaning of "moa" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MOA

From Māori.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MOA

moa  [ˈməʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Moa is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MOA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

moa

Moa

The moa were nine species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. The two largest species, Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached about 3.6 m in height with neck outstretched, and weighed about 230 kg. Moa belong to the order Dinornithiformes, traditionally placed in the ratite group. However, their closest relatives have been found by genetic studies to be the flighted South American tinamous, once considered to be a sister group to ratites. The nine species of moa were the only wingless birds, lacking even the vestigial wings which all other ratites have. They were the dominant herbivores in New Zealand's forest, shrubland and subalpine ecosystems for thousands of years, and until the arrival of the Māori were hunted only by the Haast's eagle. It is generally considered that most, if not all, species of moa died out by 1400 CE due to overhunting by the Māori and habitat decline.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOA


aloha
əˈləʊə
balboa
bælˈbəʊə
blower
ˈbləʊə
boa
ˈbəʊə
borrower
ˈbɒrəʊə
follower
ˈfɒləʊə
genoa
ˈdʒɛnəʊə
goa
ˈɡəʊə
grower
ˈɡrəʊə
Iowa
ˈaɪəʊə
koa
ˈkəʊə
lower
ˈləʊə
mower
ˈməʊə
noah
ˈnəʊə
Pessoa
pɛˈsəʊə
poa
ˈpəʊə
quinoa
ˈkiːnəʊə
rower
ˈrəʊə
Samoa
səˈməʊə
Sinaloa
ˌsiːnəˈləʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOA

mo
Mo Bro
Mo-tzu
Mo-Zi
Mo.
moa hunter
Moab
Moabite
moai
moan
moaner
moanful
moanfully
moaning
moaningly
moat
moated
moatlike
mob
mob boss

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOA

Alloa
American Samoa
Aotearoa
Bien Hoa
cocoa
feather boa
feijoa
jerboa
Krakatoa
Lisboa
Mauna Loa
proa
protozoa
spermatozoa
stoa
Titanoboa
varroa
Western Samoa
whoa
zoa

Synonyms and antonyms of moa in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «moa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOA

Find out the translation of moa to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of moa from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «moa» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恐鸟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

moa
570 millions of speakers

English

moa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

MOA
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وزارة الزراعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

моа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

moa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

MOA
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Moa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

moa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

モア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

모아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Moa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

moa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Moa
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोआ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

moa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

moa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

moa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

моа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

moa
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

moa
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moa
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

moa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

moa
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of moa

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOA»

The term «moa» is very widely used and occupies the 21.715 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about moa

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOA»

Discover the use of moa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to moa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric Life of New Zealand
"This book investigates one of the richest and most unusual faunas in the world, one that thrived in isolation for 80 million years, but that over the past two millennia has been reduced to a shadow of its former glory.
T. H. Worthy, Richard N. Holdaway, 2002
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Hawaiian Dictionary: Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian
moa 'alae. n. Completely black chicken, so called because the mudhen ('alae) was black. Moa 'alae hulu 'ula, black chicken with red feathers at neck and rump. mo.ae. Var. spelling of mOwae. Moa'e. n. Trade wind. Moa'e ku, strong Moa'e.
Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert, 1986
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My Mother Gets Married
Originally published in Sweden in 1936, this rare novel is the first volume in Martinson's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy.
Moa Martinson, 1988
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Moa: The Life and Death of New Zealand's Legendary Bird
[Abstract/[Summary note.]
Quinn Berentson, 2012
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Women and Appletrees
Depicts the struggles of women to endure and overcome the harshness of life in the slums and farming villages of Sweden
Moa Martinson, 1985
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The Land of the Moa
Introduction The Leitch collection in the Mitchell Library in Sydney consists of 63 volumes of catalogued personal papers which belonged to the author of The Land of the Moa. This collection contains a number of playscripls, but also has a  ...
George Leitch, Adrian Kiernander, 1990
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Growing Native Hawaiian Plants: A How-to Guide for the Gardener
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Psilotum nudum FAMILY: Psilotaceae (whisk fern family) Indigenous Moa is a primitive, fernlike plant. To the Hawaiians the wiry stems looked like chicken feet — thus the name moa (chicken). Hawaiian keiki played a  ...
Heidi Leianuenue Bornhorst, 2005
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Field & Stream
3-MOA dot Aimpoint 5000 $277 6 oz. 5.75 in. 3-MOA dot Aimpoint 5000 Mag Dot $277 6oz. 5.75 in. 10-M0A dot Aimpoint 5000 2X $367 9oz. 7 in. 1.5-M0A dot Aimpoint Comp $308 4.75 oz. 4.4 in. 3-, 7-, 10-, 15-M0A dots Aimpoint Comp M/ ML ...
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Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
abundant supply of meat . . ." (Caughley, 1988: 259), had the effect of producing a rolling wave of moa extinctions. We argue that the local coexistence of people and moas was significantly longer than Caughley estimates, and that while moa ...
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Therapeutic Change: An Object Relations Perspective
MOA scale rates the nature of interactions on the Rorschach between animal and inanimate percepts as well as between human figures, it has also been useful in the study of object representations in young children (Coates & Tuber, 1988; ...
Sidney J. Blatt, Richard Q. Ford, William H. Berman, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term moa is used in the context of the following news items.
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Eicher Motors Ltd to amend object clause of MOA
Eicher Motors Ltd to amend object clause of MOAThe Board of Directors of Eicher Motors Ltd at its meeting held on July 21, 2015, subject to the ... «Equity Bulls, Jul 15»
2
Find out if you're Torrid spokesmodel material at MOA casting call
Torrid, the plus-size fashion apparel chain, is looking for its next spokesmodel and is coming to Minnesota as part of the search. The national ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
3
Council approves MOA to accelerate land conveyance
City of Yerington officials are still hoping for finalization of the conveyance of BLM to Yerington in August, and the city took a step forward with ... «Reno Gazette Journal, Jul 15»
4
'Price Is Right' Holds Contestant Search At MOA
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Want to be on “The Price Is Right”? Then head over the Mall of America. On Sunday morning starting at 11 a.m., ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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It's definite: Madonna coming for concert at MOA Feb. 24, 2016
24, 2016, at the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA). The Manila performance is presented by Globe. The Rebel Heart Tour begins in Montreal on Sept. «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
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Lovelock and Black the senior winners at Manawatu-Wanganui …
Millie Evans (Moa) 8:36, 2. Sarah Wasley (Moa) 8:42, 3. Arnya Burema (Moa) 8:52; 4= Eden Duker (Moa) 10:08; Layla Duker 10:08 (Moa); 6. «Manawatu Standard, Jul 15»
7
Brazil a surprise growth market for Moa
Moa has traditionally focused on New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Asian markets but Brazil has become a star performer for New ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
8
Boise State numerical roster countdown 2015: Day 48, David Moa
... Rec Recommend this Post 1. We have only just dabbled in the glory that is the defensive line. Today, we check in on #48, David Moa. «One Bronco Nation Under God, Jul 15»
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Red Ribbon Ride for HIV/AIDS Awareness Kicks Off at MOA
The 13th annual Red Ribbon Ride for HIV and AIDS awareness kicked off Thursday morning at Mall of America. The Mall of America event was ... «KSTP.com, Jul 15»
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Crayola to open family attraction at Mall of America in 2016
Crayola Experience MOA will feature 25 hands-on activities. Guests can name and wrap their own crayon, star in their own coloring page and ... «KEYC, Jul 15»

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