mooring

noun moor·ing \ -iŋ \

Definition of mooring

1 :an act of making fast a boat or aircraft with lines or anchors
2 a :a place where or an object to which something (such as a craft) can be moored
b :a device (such as a line or chain) by which an object is secured in place
3 :an established practice or stabilizing influence :anchorage 2 usually used in plural

Examples of mooring in a Sentence

  1. We found a temporary mooring in the harbor.

  2. The wind was strong enough to tear the boat from its moorings.

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First Known Use of mooring

15th century

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MOORING Defined for English Language Learners

mooring

noun

Definition of mooring for English Language Learners

  • : a place where a boat or ship can be anchored or moored

  • moorings : the anchors, ropes, and cables that are used to hold a boat or ship in place


MOORING Defined for Kids

mooring

noun moor·ing \ ˈmu̇r-iŋ \

Definition of mooring for Students

1 :a place where a boat can be fastened so it will not float away
2 :a chain or line used to hold a boat in place


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