Definition of moor in English:


Syllabification: moor
Pronunciation: /mo͝or


[with object]
1Make fast (a boat) by attaching it by cable or rope to the shore or to an anchor: twenty or so fishing boats were moored to the pier
More example sentences
  • He sees a market for Americans to moor their boats in Mexico year round as well as transient boaters.
  • Similar licences were granted to a number of individual owners to place moorings and to moor boats at various locations in the same general area.
  • There is enough space at the venue for 550 limousines, quay space to moor yachts and a heli-pad nearby.
tie up, secure, make fast, fix firmly, anchor, berth, dock
1.1 [no object] (Of a boat) be made fast by mooring: we moored alongside a jetty


late 15th century: probably from the Germanic base of Dutch meren.



Pronunciation: /ˈmo͝orij/
More example sentences
  • For ordinary boaters who just enjoyed a quiet cruise, moorage space at other marinas and clubs was not available for some years into the future, including dry berthing.
  • The development would be maritime themed with a public pier and provide canoe and kayak rentals, a sailing school and temporary moorage for boats.
  • The Bay's mouth faces directly into the prevailing wind and swell, so that comfortable moorage for small visiting craft is restricted to tiny Radio Bay in the northeast corner.

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