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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.


(ˈmʊərɪŋz; ˈmɔː-)
pl n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical the ropes, anchors, etc, used in mooring a vessel
2. (sometimes singular) something that provides security or stability
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[ˈmʊərɪŋz] npl (chains, ropes) → ormeggi mpl; (place) → ormeggio


(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 ?
You are loosed from your moorings, and are free; I am fast in my chains, and am a slave
Here, were the Leith, Aberdeen, and Glasgow steamers, loading and unloading goods, and looking immensely high out of the water as we passed alongside; here, were colliers by the score and score, with the coal-whippers plunging off stages on deck, as counterweights to measures of coal swinging up, which were then rattled over the side into barges; here, at her moorings was to-morrow's steamer for Rotterdam, of which we took good notice; and here to-morrow's for Hamburg, under whose bowsprit we crossed.
said Don Quixote, "cross ourselves and weigh anchor; I mean, embark and cut the moorings by which the bark is held;" and the bark began to drift away slowly from the bank.
At that moment Commander Farragut was ordering the last moorings to be cast loose which held the Abraham Lincoln to the pier of Brooklyn.
Let that man bear the loss who loosed it from its moorings.
but an anchor on a man’s shoulder; and here’s the other fluke down his back, maybe a little too close, which signifies that the lad has got under way and left his moorings.
Old Scholey ran in at breakfast-time, to say she had slipped her moorings and was coming out, I jumped up, and made but two steps to the platform.
But it is hard to tear a village from its moorings.
The craft lay at her moorings with uncovered hatch.
Then he cut the boat's moorings, pushed it from the shore with a long boat- hook, and, seizing two oars, seated himself in the bow, rowing with all his might towards midstream.
Years later, to the crash of battle-music, Saxon kings and Saxon revelry were buried side by side, and Kingston's greatness passed away for a time, to rise once more when Hampton Court became the palace of the Tudors and the Stuarts, and the royal barges strained at their moorings on the river's bank, and bright-cloaked gallants swaggered down the water-steps to cry: "What Ferry, ho
For the sweetest craft that slips her moorings in the Round Pond is what is called a stick-boat, because she is rather like a stick until she is in the water and you are holding the string.