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anchor

noun (n)

  • a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: ground tackle
    source: wordnet30
  • a central cohesive source of support and stability (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    Faith is his anchor.
    source: wordnet30
  • a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • An anchoret. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • fix firmly and stably (verb.contact)
    Synonym: ground
    Example:
    Anchor the lamppost in concrete.
    source: wordnet30
  • secure a vessel with an anchor (verb.contact)
    Example:
    We anchored at Baltimore.
    source: wordnet30
  • To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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