Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

mooring - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun [countable, usually plural] mooring pronunciation in American English /ˈmʊrɪŋ/
Word Forms

Related words

  1. 2
    the ropes or chains that a boat or ship is tied to
    The vessel had lost its mooring and was drifting.
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a place where you moor a boat
    We offer excellent moorings in the idyllic Cheshire countryside.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/12/2013
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the ropes etc by which a boat is moored
    No damage has been found on a Shell oil drilling ship that lost its mooring and drifted into an Alaska harbour on Saturday.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/12/2013


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog