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mooring

moor·ing

mooring

 
pronunciation:
mu rIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often pl.) equipment used to secure a ship or other vessel in place, such as cables and anchors.
similar words:
anchor, cables, chain, hawser, tether
definition 2: the act of securing something, esp. a ship, in place.
synonyms:
anchorage
similar words:
berthing, dockage, lashing, tethering
definition 3: a place where a ship or other vessel is moored.
similar words:
anchorage, dock, harbor, haven, pier, port, quay, slip, wharf
definition 4: (usu. pl.) elements that provide a sense of orientation and stability.
He's abandoned the moorings of his religion.
synonyms:
anchor, anchorage, rock
similar words:
haven, mainstay, refuge