What does the word mooring mean?

Usage examples for mooring

  1. In losing Evelyn, whom he had loved with all the idealism and reverence of a reckless man for a good woman, he believed, in the bitterness of his spirit, that he had lost all; that he had been cut adrift from the last mooring to a better future, that nothing could hold him back now. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. The steamer was coming in pretty fast, and the pier being encumbered with nets and with crans of newly caught fish, they reached the mooring- place just as the hawser was being thrown ashore. – The Adventure League by Hilda T. Skae
  3. " There comes that horrible Long Bill," cried the girl, and before the Texan could make a move to stop her, she seized an ax from the bottom of the boat and brought it's keen edge down upon the mooring line. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx