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


  • KARE 11 News Sunrise Welcomes New Anchor
    Cory Hepola has been named the morning news anchor at Minnesota's Own KARE 11 . Cory will anchor the 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday broadcasts of KARE 11 Sunrise, alongside current ... Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'
  • Anchor Hocking / EveryWare Global Wrap Up IHA 2015 With Strong Showing
    LANCASTER, Ohio -- EveryWare Global and its iconic Anchor Hocking brand wrapped up a successful showing at the 2015 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago this week. Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'
  • NBC News anchor Brian Williams suspended for six months
    "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, marking the first time a network news anchor has been stripped of his duties. Read more on this news related to 'Anchor'

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