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 for mooring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moor \Moor\ (m[=oo]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moored (m[=oo]rd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Mooring.] [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie,
     fasten, or moor a ship. See Mar.]
     1. (Naut.) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular
        place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or
        chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they
        moored the boat to the wharf.
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     2. Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly. --Brougham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mooring \Moor"ing\, n.
     1. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by
        means of anchors or fastenings.
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     2. That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as
        anchors, cables, bridles, etc.
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     3. pl. The place or condition of a ship thus confined.
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              And the tossed bark in moorings swings. --Moore.
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     Mooring block (Naut.), a heavy block of cast iron sometimes
        used as an anchor for mooring vessels.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mooring
      n 1: a place where a craft can be made fast [syn: mooring,
           moorage, berth, slip]
      2: (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in
         place [syn: mooring, mooring line]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "mooring":
     anchor, anchorage, anchorage ground, basin, berth, breakwater,
     bulkhead, colonization, debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment,
     dock, dockage, docking, dockyard, dropping anchor, dry dock,
     embankment, establishment, fixation, foundation, going ashore,
     groin, harbor, harborage, haven, hook, inauguration, initiation,
     installation, installment, investiture, jetty, jutty, landfall,
     landing, landing place, landing stage, lodgment, marina, mole,
     mooring buoy, moorings, mudhook, peopling, pier, plantation,
     population, port, protected anchorage, quay, road, roads,
     roadstead, seaport, seawall, settlement, settling, shipyard, slip,
     tying up, wharf
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MOORING, mar. law. The act of arriving of a ship or vessel at a particular 
  port, and there being anchored or otherwise fastened to the shore. 
       2. Policies of insurance frequently contain a provision that the ship 
  is insured from one place to another, "and till there moored twenty-four 
  hours in good safety." As to what shall be a sufficient mooring, see 1 
  Marsh. Ins. 262; Park. on Ins. 35; 2 Str. 1251; 3. T. R. 362. 
  
  

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