[moo r-ing] /ˈmʊər ɪŋ/
the act of a person or thing that .
Usually, moorings. the means by which a ship, boat, or aircraft is .
moorings, a place where a ship, boat, or aircraft may be .
Usually, moorings. one’s stability or security:
After the death of his wife he lost his moorings.
(nautical) the ropes, anchors, etc, used in mooring a vessel
(sometimes sing) something that provides security or stability
a place for mooring a vessel
a permanent anchor, dropped in the water and equipped with a floating buoy, to which vessels can moor
1744, “ropes, etc., by which a floating thing is made fast,” from mooring. Figurative sense is from 1851.
“place where a vessel can be moored,” early 15c., “process of making a ship secure,” verbal noun from moor (v.).
noun, Nautical. 1. a broad, augerlike anchor used for securing buoys in soft-bottomed lakes, rivers, etc.
[moo-dee] /ˈmu di/ adjective, moodier, moodiest. 1. given to gloomy, depressed, or sullen ; ill-humored. 2. proceeding from or showing such a : a moody silence. 3. expressing or exhibiting sharply varying ; temperamental. [moo-dee] /ˈmu di/ noun 1. Dwight Lyman [lahy-muh n] /ˈlaɪ mən/ (Show IPA), 1837–99, U.S. evangelist. 2. Helen Wills, . 3. […]
noun any depiction in language or the arts of a complex set of moods or feelings Examples The artist painted the moodscape in oil on canvas. Word Origin mood + -scape
- Mood ring
noun a piece of finger jewelry with a stone containing heat-sensitive crystals which change color according to body temperature and thereby may depict the wearer’s state of mind Examples Mood rings were very popular in the 1970s.