[ UK /ˈænkɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈæŋkɝ/ ]
  1. fix firmly and stably
    anchor the lamppost in concrete
  2. secure a vessel with an anchor
    We anchored at Baltimore
  1. a central cohesive source of support and stability
    faith is his anchor
    he is the linchpin of this firm
    the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
  2. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  3. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
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How To Use anchor In A Sentence

  • After our engineless sail into the anchorage at Santa Domingo we spent a couple of days trying to resuscitate the iron genny. TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com
  • The reefs close to shore are alive with pollack, and conger eels when the boat is anchored and during the summer months there are lots of the sleek and fast running blue sharks around.
  • The bow is equally imposing, with two extremely large anchors still in their hawsers and a great deal of machinery and portholes to see.
  • I use long lengths of floating row cover, anchored with bricks and stones, on annual and perennial beds.
  • Then they become an anchor for your soul. Christianity Today
  • Personnel from HMAS Anzac set off to do a tour of Egypt while the ship is anchored near the entrance to the Suez Canal.
  • During the hustle of everyone getting underway someone tripped the anchor that we used to stabilize our dinghy.
  • Our ships anchored alongside.
  • The ferries, warships, water taxis, huge container vessels, yachts and fishing tinnies ply with impunity one of the greatest anchorages and working harbours in the world.
  • Slowly it drifts down across the sea-curled weeds, the anchored life of the marine world.
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