mooring definition

  • noun:
    • The act or an instance of earning quickly an aircraft or a vessel, as by a cable or anchor.
    • someplace or construction to which a vessel or aircraft are moored.
    • gear, particularly anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or an aircraft.
    • Elements offering stability or security. Often found in the plural: lost their psychological moorings throughout the war.
    • someplace to moor a vessel
    • The act of securing a vessel with a cable or anchor etc.
    • some thing that one adheres to, or the means assistance one maintain a reliable position and keep your identity - moral, intellectual, governmental, etc.
    • The work of confining a ship to a specific location, in the shape of anchors or fastenings.
    • what serves to limit a ship to a location, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.
    • The place or condition of a ship therefore confined.
    • Nautical:
    • The act of acquiring a ship or boat in a particular location by way of anchors, etc.
    • Mostly within the plural, that where a ship is restricted or secured, whilst the anchors, chains, and bridles set athwart the base of a river or harbor: as, she put at her moorings. For this reason, typically
    • That to which any such thing is fastened, or where its held.
    • (nautical) a line that keeps an object (especially a boat) in position
    • a spot in which a craft can be made fast
  • verb:
    • Present participle of moor.

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