mooring


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

moor·ing

 (mo͝or′ĭng)
n.
1. The act or an instance of making fast an aircraft or a vessel, as by a cable or anchor.
2. A place or structure to which a vessel or aircraft can be moored.
3. Equipment, such as anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or aircraft.
4. often moorings Beliefs or familiar ways of thinking that provide psychological stability or security: politicians who lost their moorings during the war.

mooring

(ˈmʊərɪŋ; ˈmɔː-)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a place for mooring a vessel
2. (Nautical Terms) a permanent anchor, dropped in the water and equipped with a floating buoy, to which vessels can moor

moor•ing

(ˈmʊər ɪŋ)

n.
1. theact of a person or thing that moors.
2. Usu., moorings. the means by which a ship, boat, or aircraft is moored.
3. moorings, a place where a ship, boat, or aircraft may be moored.
4. Usu., moorings. a source of stability or security: to lose one's moorings.
[1400–50; late Middle English moryng; compare Middle Dutch moor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mooring - a place where a craft can be made fastmooring - a place where a craft can be made fast
anchorage ground, anchorage - place for vessels to anchor
2.mooring - (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in placemooring - (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
headfast - a mooring line that secures the bow of a boat or ship to a wharf
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
Translations
إرْساء السَّفينَه، حَبْل الرَّبْط
uvázání
fortøjning
fastsetning skips; landfestar
uviazanie
palamarla bağlama

mooring

[ˈmʊərɪŋ] N
1. (= place) → amarradero m
2. moorings (= ropes, fixtures) → amarras fpl

mooring

[ˈmʊərɪŋ]
n (= place) → mouillage m
modif [fee] → de mouillage; [line] → d'amarrage moorings
npl (= chains) → amarres fpl

mooring

n (= act of mooring)Anlegen nt; (= place)Anlegeplatz m; moorings (= ropes, fixtures)Verankerung f; to lose one’s moorings (fig)den Halt verlieren

mooring

[ˈmʊərɪŋ] n (place) → ormeggio

moor2

(muə) verb
to fasten (a ship etc) by a rope, cable or anchor. We moored (the yacht) in the bay.
ˈmooring noun
the act, or a means, of fastening a ship. The mooring broke.
ˈmoorings noun plural
the place where a ship is anchored or fastened.
References in classic literature ?
My companion stared at the vacant mooring place and then again across the lake.
It seems that in the neighborhood of the mountain Kotlugja, large bodies of water formed underneath, or within the glaciers (either on account of the interior heat of the earth, or from other causes), and at length acquired irresistible power, tore the glaciers from their mooring on the land, and swept them over every obstacle into the sea.
One of the sailors leaped on shore, a cord creaked as it ran through a pulley, and Dantes guessed they were at the end of the voyage, and that they were mooring the boat.
136} They cast out their mooring stones and made fast the hawsers; they then got out upon the sea shore, mixed their wine, and got dinner ready.
I will tell you what, my pleasant fellow,' rejoined Toby quickly, 'if you are going to pry into everything you meet with here that excites your curiosity, you will marvellously soon get knocked on the head; to a dead certainty you will come bang upon a party of these savages in the midst of your discovery-makings, and I doubt whether such an event would particularly delight you, just take my advice for once, and let us 'bout ship and steer in some other direction; besides, it's getting late and we ought to be mooring ourselves for the night.
Had but a single mooring given to the power of the tempest eleven short-swords would have cut the others; since, partially moored, the ship was doomed, while free in the tempest it stood at least some slight chance for life.
The first man to follow him was Tanus and when the last reached the deck of the cruiser there remained upon the palace roof only the twelve warriors of Helium, who, with naked swords, had taken the posts of the Gatholians at the moorings.
Twelve keen edges severed twelve complaining moorings, clean and as one.
To the right of us I saw the captain of a junk chop away his mooring line with an axe and spring to help his crew at the hoisting of the huge, outlandish lug-sail.
It's wonderful this fastening isn't broke too, as well as the mooring.
Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring has won a 3-year contract from Lundin Norway for mooring equipment services.
9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This market research study analyzes the Offshore Mooring System Market on a global level, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD billion) from 2015 to 2021.