Associations to the word «Mooring»

Wiktionary

MOORING, verb. Present participle of moor
MOORING, noun. A place to moor a vessel
MOORING, noun. The act of securing a vessel with a cable or anchor etc.
MOORING, noun. (figuratively) Something to which one adheres to, or the means that help one maintain a stable position and keep one's identity - moral, intellectual, political, etc.

Dictionary definition

MOORING, noun. A place where a craft can be made fast.
MOORING, noun. (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place.

Wise words

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