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Princeton's WordNet

  1. docking, moorage, dockage, tying up(noun)

    the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes


  1. docking(n.)

    (Astronautics) the coming together and joining of two space vehicles. The joining usually is accomplished by bringing special connecting devices, the docking ports, into contact, and fastening the ships together by clamping devices. The docking ports are often fitted so as to allow a passage to be opened between the two space vehciles, and thus to permit transfer of materials or personnel between them.


  1. docking(Noun)

    The process of cutting off or trimming the tail or ears of an animal.

  2. docking(Noun)

    The securing of a vessel to the quayside with cables

  3. docking(Noun)

    (spacecraft) The process of connecting one spacecraft to another.

  4. docking(Noun)

    The sex act of pressing one's penis into the foreskin of another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Docking

    of Dock


  1. Docking

    Docking is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and contains the highest point in North West Norfolk. It covers an area of 25.79 km² and had a population of 1,150 in 469 households as of the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. Docking has many small businesses including antique clothing and giftware, tea rooms and its own tattoo studio. The village church is St Mary the Virgin.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of docking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of docking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Igor Komarov:

    Because of this, the craft's continued flight and its docking with the ISS is not possible.

  2. Pedro Freyre:

    They want to know can foreigners own land in Cuba, how do you get landing rights, how do you get docking rights, what is the power and water supply like, what are the work force rules? companies want to know what are the rules of the game? It's more strategic thinking than specific proposals.

  3. Comptroller Scott Stringer:

    New York City Bike Share's management of Citi Bike left too many New Yorkers in the lurch, while Citi Bike has become part of our urban landscape, auditors found that the bike sharing program's spotty maintenance, poorly-cleaned bikes and substandard docking stations inconvenienced riders and discouraged growth in the system.

  4. Holland America:

    Our suites are the epitome of luxury and pampering, and the new amenities and upgrades will ensure that our suite guests will continue to enjoy the finest in cruise accommodations, we have an ongoing program in place to keep our ships looking fresh, but dry-docking gives us an opportunity to take enhancements to the next level to ensure we deliver the elements that make up the Holland America Line cruise experience.

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