AskDefine | Define Muir

Dictionary Definition

Muir n : United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914) [syn: John Muir]

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Proper noun

  1. A Scottish surname.

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Extensive Definition

A Muir is the Scots word for moorland, and Scots Gaelic for sea, and is the etymological origin of the surname and Clan Muir/Mure/Moore in Scotland and other parts of the world.
As a surname, it may chiefly refer to John Muir (1838–1914), the naturalist, engineer, explorer, and writer, to any of several geographic locations named for him, or to many others with the same last name.




  • Bryan Muir (born 1973), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jim Muir (born 1958), U.S. skateboarder
  • Lois Muir (born 1935), New Zealand sportswoman





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Other uses

Muir in German: Muir
Muir in French: Muir
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