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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


  • Anchor Bancorp Announces Lifting of Anchor Bank's Supervisory Directive
    LACEY, Wash. -- Anchor Bancorp ("Company"), the holding company for Anchor Bank ("Bank"), announced the termination of the Supervisory Directive that the Bank had entered into with ... Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'
  • Anchor Bar opens in Amherst
    Samar Al Alam, left, of Depew, and her friend Simon Waters, who is visiting from England, enjoy some chicken wings at the new Anchor Bar on Transit Road in Amherst on Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'
  • Anchor-outs assisted at annual health fair
    If last week’s health fair in Dunphy Park is representative of the level of care under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans have little to worry about. Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'

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