Dictionary.com

mooring

[ moor-ing ]
/ ˈmʊər ɪŋ /
Save This Word!

noun

the act of a person or thing that moors.
Usually moorings. the means by which a ship, boat, or aircraft is moored.
moorings, a place where a ship, boat, or aircraft may be moored.
Usually moorings. one's stability or security: After the death of his wife he lost his moorings.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of mooring

1375–1425; late Middle English; compare Middle Dutch moor;see moor2, -ing1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for mooring

British Dictionary definitions for mooring

mooring
/ (ˈmʊərɪŋ, ˈmɔː-) /

noun

a place for mooring a vessel
a permanent anchor, dropped in the water and equipped with a floating buoy, to which vessels can moor
See also moorings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
See Today's Synonym