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noun as in ditch

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According to local media, Hebei’s leaders have committed to defending the capital, pledging the province will act as a “political moat” around Beijing, protecting it from the viral spread.

From Fortune

For Hawaii, the Pacific Ocean has helped serve as the world’s biggest moat.

From Time

So if the prince’s castle has a moat, Cinderella might be able to make a grand entrance from a pumpkin after all.

With the rollout of the new campaign format, Snapchat is widening its moat against TikTok and other challengers for short-form video budgets.

From Digiday

Broadcast and cable are highly geographic but the franchise value becomes higher because of the regulatory moat.

But over the years, cloistered in their mountain keep, complete with moat, Bender and Patton became ever more reclusive.

The brain is a castle and this is its moat, as experts have described it.

Thinking to escape and summon assistance from the cantonment, Douglas mounted the wall and leaped into the moat.

The house itself was built nearly two hundred years earlier and was later surrounded by a moat as a further means of defense.

But the Scots tower proved useless, for its wheels stuck in the mud of the moat, and it could not be got up to the wall.

He'll immediately throw down his bunch of flowers and dive despairingly into the moat.

An ornamental lake indicates where once was the moat, but the outlines of the walls are shown only by grass-covered ridges.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to moat, such as: gully/gulley, trench, canal, channel, and fosse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.