from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of making fast an aircraft or a vessel, as by a cable or anchor.
- n. A place or structure to which a vessel or aircraft can be moored.
- n. Equipment, such as anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or an aircraft.
- n. Elements providing stability or security. Often used in the plural: lost their emotional moorings during the war.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of moor.
- n. A place to moor a vessel
- n. The act of securing a vessel with a cable or anchor etc.
- n. Something to which one adheres to, or the means that help one maintain a stable position and keep one's identity - moral, intellectual, political, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.
- n. That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.
- n. The place or condition of a ship thus confined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical:
- n. The act of securing a ship or boat in a particular place by means of anchors, etc.
- n. Mostly in the plural, that by which a ship is confined or secured, as the anchors, chains, and bridles laid athwart the bottom of a river or harbor: as, she lay at her moorings. Hence, generally
- n. That to which anything is fastened, or by which it is held.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
- n. a place where a craft can be made fast
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