moraine

noun mo·raine \ mə-ˈrān \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of moraine

: an accumulation of earth and stones carried and finally deposited by a glacier

morainal

play \-ˈrā-nᵊl\ adjective

morainic

play \-ˈrā-nik\ adjective

Recent Examples of moraine from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'moraine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of moraine

French, from French dialect (Savoy) morêna


MORAINE Defined for Kids

moraine

noun mo·raine \ mə-ˈrān \

Definition of moraine for Students

: a pile of earth and stones left by a glacier


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up moraine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a quick and clever reply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!