Unmoor Un*moor", v. i. To weigh anchor. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • unmoor — [unmoor′] vt. 1. to free (a ship, etc.) from moorings 2. to heave up all anchors of (a ship) but one vi. to become unmoored …   English World dictionary

  • Unmoor — Un*moor , v. t. [1st pref. un + moor.] (Naut.) (a) To cause to ride with one anchor less than before, after having been moored by two or more anchors. (b) To loose from anchorage. See {Moor}, v. t. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unmoor — late 15c., to free from moorings, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + MOOR (Cf. moor) (v.). Related: Unmoored …   Etymology dictionary

  • unmoor — Date: 15th century transitive verb to loosen from or as if from moorings intransitive verb to cast off moorings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unmoor — /un moor /, v.t. 1. to loose (a vessel) from moorings or anchorage. 2. to bring to the state of riding with a single anchor after being moored by two or more. v.i. 3. (of a vessel) to become unmoored. [1490 1500; ME unmooren. See UN 2, MOOR2] * * …   Universalium

  • unmoor — verb To unfix or unsecure (a moored boat) …   Wiktionary

  • unmoor — v. release from moorings; remove all but one anchor (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unmoor — verb release the moorings of (a boat) …   English new terms dictionary

  • unmoor — un·moor …   English syllables

  • unmoor — /ʌnˈmɔ/ (say un maw) verb (t) 1. to loose (a ship, etc.) from moorings or anchorage. –verb (i) 2. (of a ship, etc.) to become unmoored. {un 2 + moor2} …   Australian English dictionary

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