[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.
[moo r] /mʊər/
verb (used with object)
to secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines.
to fix firmly; secure.
verb (used without object)
to moor a ship, small boat, etc.
to be made secure by cables or the like.
the act of mooring.
a place for mooring a vessel
a permanent anchor, dropped in the water and equipped with a floating buoy, to which vessels can moor
a tract of unenclosed ground, usually having peaty soil covered with heather, coarse grass, bracken, and moss
to secure (a ship, boat, etc) with cables or ropes
(of a ship, boat, etc) to be secured in this way
(not in technical usage) a less common word for anchor (sense 11)
a member of a Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber descent. In the 8th century they were converted to Islam and established power in North Africa and Spain, where they established a civilization (756–1492)
“place where a vessel can be moored,” early 15c., “process of making a ship secure,” verbal noun from moor (v.).
“to fasten (a vessel) by a cable,” late 15c., probably related to Old English mærels “mooring rope,” via unrecorded *mærian “to moor,” or possibly borrowed from Middle Low German moren or Middle Dutch maren “to moor,” from West Germanic *mairojan. Related: Moored, mooring. French amarrer is from Dutch.
“waste ground,” Old English mor “morass, swamp,” from Proto-Germanic *mora- (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutch meer “swamp,” Old High German muor “swamp,” also “sea,” German Moor “moor,” Old Norse mörr “moorland,” marr “sea”), perhaps related to mere (n.), or from root *mer- “to die,” hence “dead land.”
The basic sense in place names is ‘marsh’, a kind of low-lying wetland possibly regarded as less fertile than mersc ‘marsh.’ The development of the senses ‘dry heathland, barren upland’ is not fully accounted for but may be due to the idea of infertility. [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]
“North African, Berber,” late 14c., from Old French More, from Medieval Latin Morus, from Latin Maurus “inhabitant of Mauritania” (northwest Africa, a region now corresponding to northern Algeria and Morocco), from Greek Mauros, perhaps a native name, or else cognate with mauros “black” (but this adjective only appears in late Greek and may as well be from the people’s name as the reverse). Being a dark people in relation to Europeans, their name in the Middle Ages was a synonym for “Negro;” later (16c.-17c.) used indiscriminately of Muslims (Persians, Arabs, etc.) but especially those in India.
noun, Nautical. 1. a buoy to which ships or boats can be moored.
noun 1. the mast or tower to which a dirigible is moored. noun 1. a mast or tower to which a balloon or airship may be moored Also called mooring tower
noun, Nautical. 1. a row of piles, connected at the tops, to which ships or boats can be moored.
[moo r-ing] /ˈmʊər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of a person or thing that . 2. Usually, moorings. the means by which a ship, boat, or aircraft is . 3. moorings, a place where a ship, boat, or aircraft may be . 4. Usually, moorings. one’s stability or security: After the death of his wife […]