Anchor

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Anchor Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  • a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
  • a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
  • secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
  • fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

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  • a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving ,
  • a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm" ,
  • a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

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Anchor Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Anchors are used to stop boats from moving. Today, anchors are usually made of metal, and they are made to catch the ocean floor (the seabed).

There are two main types of anchors: temporary and permanent. A permanent anchor is called a mooring block and is not easily moved. A temporary anchor can be moved and is carried on the boat. When people talk about anchors, they are usually thinking about temporary anchors.

An anchor works by either weight (mass) or shape. Shape is more important to temporary anchors, and design is very important. Anchors must resist wind and tide, and also the up-and-down movement of waves.



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'Anchor' example sentence in quotations


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


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Anchor Sample Sentences in News


  • Local Fox anchor uses racial slur to describe Lady Gaga's music
    Kristi Capel, co-anchor of "Fox 8 News in the Morning," used the offensive term “jigaboo” to describe Lady Gaga’s pop music. Capel has apologized and claims she did not know the meaning behind the word. Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'
  • Anchor Capital Investments Ltd. Hosts Venture Capital Conference in San Francisco
    Anchor Capital Investments Ltd. is pleased to announce that on February 5, 2015 it hosted a venture capital conference in San Francisco, California, inviting 17 companies for investment consideration. ... Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'
  • 'CBS Evening News' anchor Scott Pelley is all about the journalism
    If you look closely at the desk where Scott Pelley anchors the "CBS Evening News," you can spot about a dozen small, framed photographs standing off to his right. Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'

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