- moore, thomas,
- mooring buoy,
- mooring mast,
- mooring rack,
- mooring screw,
Origin of mooring
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of moor2
Examples from the Web for mooring
That is, neither country can afford to anchor its strategy to ideology, long after any mooring in reality has vanished.
The dirigible is now connected with the head of the mooring mast by a long length of steel wire rope.Flying the Atlantic in Sixteen Hours|Arthur Whitten Brown
All that day the Dutch spent in getting into the bay and mooring their ships.
The Chicora was brought from her mooring, and placed in the lock with her bow up-stream.A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River|Barlow Cumberland
Word Origin for Moor
Word Origin for moor
Word Origin for moor
"place where a vessel can be moored," early 15c., "process of making a ship secure," verbal noun from moor (v.).
"to fasten (a vessel) by a cable," late 15c., probably related to Old English mærels "mooring rope," via unrecorded *mærian "to moor," or possibly borrowed from Middle Low German moren or Middle Dutch maren "to moor," from West Germanic *mairojan. Related: Moored, mooring. French amarrer is from Dutch.
"waste ground," Old English mor "morass, swamp," from Proto-Germanic *mora- (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutch meer "swamp," Old High German muor "swamp," also "sea," German Moor "moor," Old Norse mörr "moorland," marr "sea"), perhaps related to mere (n.), or from root *mer- "to die," hence "dead land."
The basic sense in place names is 'marsh', a kind of low-lying wetland possibly regarded as less fertile than mersc 'marsh.' The development of the senses 'dry heathland, barren upland' is not fully accounted for but may be due to the idea of infertility. [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]
"North African, Berber," late 14c., from Old French More, from Medieval Latin Morus, from Latin Maurus "inhabitant of Mauritania" (northwest Africa, a region now corresponding to northern Algeria and Morocco), from Greek Mauros, perhaps a native name, or else cognate with mauros "black" (but this adjective only appears in late Greek and may as well be from the people's name as the reverse). Being a dark people in relation to Europeans, their name in the Middle Ages was a synonym for "Negro;" later (16c.-17c.) used indiscriminately of Muslims (Persians, Arabs, etc.) but especially those in India.