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Anchor (IPA: /ˈæŋkɝ/)


Anchor (n.)

A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays hold of the earth by a fluke or hook and thus retains the ship in a particular station.

Anchor (n.)

Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.

Anchor (n.)

Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety.

Anchor (n.)

An emblem of hope.

Anchor (n.)

A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.

Anchor (n.)

Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; -- a part of the ornaments of certain moldings. It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament.

Anchor (n.)

One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.

Anchor (v. t.)

To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.

Anchor (v. t.)

To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.

Anchor (v. i.)

To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream.

Anchor (v. i.)

To stop; to fix or rest.

Anchor (n.)

An anchoret.

Anchor

Mooring device

Anchor

Heraldic figure

Anchor

Type of climbing equipment

Anchor

HTML element

Anchor

Protein-coding gene in the species Drosophila melanogaster

Anchor Synonyms

Anchorperson, Anchorman

Anchor Synonyms

Ground Tackle

Anchor Synonyms

Backbone, Linchpin, Lynchpi, Keystone, Mainstay

Anchor Synonyms

Cast Anchor, Drop Anchor

Anchor Synonyms

Ground

Anchor Rhymes


Anchor, Anker, Banker, Canker, Danker, Hanker, Manker, Rancor, Ranker, Sanker, Shanker, Tanker

Betancur


Anchor (Last Name / Surname)

Anchor is the #88,020 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 211 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Anchor in Spanish is Ancla

Tagalog Translation

Anchor in Tagalog is Angkla

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic." - Roy Blount, Jr.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I recognize the Republican Party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety." - Republican Party (United States)

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought." - John Kenneth Galbraith

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Sir Alan Sugar: You seem to have gone from anchor to wanker! (to Mani Sandher)" - The Apprentice (UK)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The night will close the door & fasten my anchor within the veil and I shall go away to sleep." - Samuel Rutherford


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