Definition of Mooring

1. Noun. A place where a craft can be made fast.

Exact synonyms: Berth, Moorage, Slip
Generic synonyms: Anchorage, Anchorage Ground
Derivative terms: Berth, Berth, Berth, Moor



2. Noun. (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place.
Exact synonyms: Mooring Line
Category relationships: Boat
Specialized synonyms: Headfast
Generic synonyms: Line
Derivative terms: Moor

Definition of Mooring

1. n. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.

Definition of Mooring

1. Verb. (present participle of moor) ¹

2. Noun. A place to moor a vessel ¹

3. Noun. The act of securing a vessel with a cable or anchor etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mooring

1. a place where a vessel may be moored [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mooring

mooreite
moorer
moorers
mooress
moorfowl
moorfowls
moorgame
moorhen
moorhens
moorhouseite
moorier
moories
mooriest
moorill
moorills
mooring (current term)
mooring anchor
mooring line
mooring mast
mooring tower
moorings
moorland
moorlands
moorlog
moorlogs
moorman
moormen
moorpan
moors
moorstone

Literary usage of Mooring

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Military Bridges: Including, Also, Designs for Trestle and Truss Bridges for by Hermann Haupt (1864)
"One end is fastened to the anchor-ring by a mooring-knot, and the other end to the mooring-becket by a sheet-bend. mooring- ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"The moose. mooring-bitts (mor'ing-bits), и. pi. Strong posts of wood or iron fastened in an upright position on a ship's deck, for securing ..."

3. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, David Alexander Watt (1913)
"The floating plant needed by a revetment party consists of mooring barges, mat barges, fascine barges, brush and stone barges, drift fender barges (needed ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"The board's last contract for buoys, with all their attachments, except mooring-chains, was made at the following rates : For first-class сап-buoys, ..."

5. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1838)
"158), but the efficacy of the new mooring having excited considerable public ... The usual course adopted in mooring vessels of considerable burden is as ..."

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