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Definition of Anchor

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heavy object placed in the water in order to hold boats in place; main broadcaster on a TV or radio program, broadcaster; source of security or stability, refuge; text used as the start or end of a hypertext link (Internet)
attach firmly, fasten tightly; drop an anchor (from a boat)
Anchor Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.
  
(v. t.)
To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
  
(v. i.)
To stop; to fix or rest.
  
(v. i.)
To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream.
  
(n.)
One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.
  
(n.)
Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety.
  
(n.)
Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; -- a part of the ornaments of certain moldings. It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament.
  
(n.)
Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.
  
(n.)
An emblem of hope.
  
(n.)
An anchoret.
  
(n.)
A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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anchor
\an"chor\ (ă&nsm;"k&etilde;r), n. [oe. anker, as. ancor, oncer, l. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. gr. 'a`gkyra, akin to e. angle: cf. f. ancre. see angle, n.]
1. 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.
note: the common anchor consists of a straight bar called a shank, having at one end a transverse bar called a stock, above which is a ring for the cable, and at the other end the crown, from which branch out two or more arms with flukes, forming with the shank a suitable angle to enter the ground.
note: formerly the largest and strongest anchor was the sheet anchor (hence, fig., best hope or last refuge), called also waist anchor. now the bower and the sheet anchor are usually alike. then came the best bower and the small bower (so called from being carried on the bows). the stream anchor is one fourth the weight of the bower anchor. kedges or kedge anchors are light anchors used in warping.
2. any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.
3. fig.: that which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety. which hope we have as an anchor of the soul. vi. 19.
4. (her.) an emblem of hope.
5. (arch.) (a) a metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together. (b) carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; -- a part of the ornaments of certain moldings. it is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament.
6. (zo?l.) one of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain holothurians, as in species of synapta.
anchor
ice. see under ice.
anchor
ring. (math.) same as annulus, 2 (b).
anchor
stock (naut.), the crossbar at the top of the shank at right angles to the arms.


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 the anchor is apeak 
 at anchor 
 to weigh anchor 
 the anchor is atrip 
 the anchor is awash 
 to lay an anchor to the windward 
 the anchor is acockbill 
 to cast anchor 
 the anchor comes home 
 to drag an anchor 
 trend of an anchor 
 to fish the anchor 
 floating anchor 
 mushroom anchor 
 anchor shot 
 weigh anchor 
 to cockbill the anchor 
 waist anchor 
 stream anchor 
 to cat the anchor 
 ice anchor 
 to heave up anchor 
 to stock an anchor 
 foul anchor 
 cast anchor 
 up anchor 
 sheet anchor 
 anchor ice 
 anchor escapement 
 anchor buoy 
 drag anchor 
 anchor-hold 
 anchor light 
 anchor ring 
 anchor space 
 anchor stock 
 drift anchor 
 anchor watch 
 to back an anchor 
 drop anchor 
 sea anchor 
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Angor = n. an anchor
Angori = v. to anchor
Heor = n. an anchor
Heori = v. to anchor
Shakespeare Words
an anchorite, hermit
Anagram
      rancho      charon
Australian Slang
brakes
(cricket) player whose batting is very reliable
Low Life Glossary
A stool pigeon or snitch.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
(synonym) ground tackle
(hypernym) hook, claw
(hyponym) grapnel, grapnel anchor
(part-holonym) vessel, watercraft
(part-meronym) fluke, flue
(derivation) cast anchor, drop anchor
2. 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"
(synonym) mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin
(hypernym) support
(derivation) ground
3. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
(synonym) anchorman, anchorperson
(hypernym) television reporter, television newscaster, TV reporter, TV newsman

Verb
1. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
(synonym) ground
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
(derivation) mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin
2. secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
(synonym) cast anchor, drop anchor
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
(derivation) ground tackle
Anchor Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
starting point, initial value
Glossary of petroleum Industry
any device that secures or fastens equipment. In downhole equipment, the term often refers to the tail pipe. In offshore drilling, floating drilling vessels are sometimes secured over drill sites by large metal anchors like those used on ships.
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Anchor Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Shropshire
Post Code: SY7
US Zip Codes
State: ILLINOIS
City: ANCHOR
Anchor Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of an anchor is favorable to sailors, if seas are calm. To others it portends separation from friends, change of residence, and foreign travel. Sweethearts are soon to quarrel if either sees an anchor.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Anchor Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
A device for holding, fixing, or fastening an object which may tend to change its position (for example, deadline, wireline or derrick anchor). Also, an anchor may be a length of tubing extending below the working barrel in a pumping well such as a gas anchor or mud anchor.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
A securing device. See Brake anchor
CAVE AND KARST TERMINOLOGY
A fixed object used to secure a man whilst operating a safety rope or for attaching equipment such as ladders or ropes.
Anchor Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
JDK Doc(JAVA)
- Variable in class java.awt.GridBagConstraints 
public int anchor
This field is used when the component is smaller than its display area. It determines where, within the display area, to place the component. Possible values are CENTER, NORTH, NORTHEAST, EAST, SOUTHEAST, SOUTH, SOUTHWEST, WEST, and NORTHWEST. The default value is CENTER.See Also:  clone()
Jensen's Technology Glossary
Synonymous with hyperlinks, anchor refers to non-linear links among documents. Or more simply put, it's the word or phrase that can be selected to connect to another page resource.
Internet Glossary
In desktop publishing, to fix a graphical object so that its position relative to some other object remains the same during repagination. Frequently, for example, you may want to anchor a picture next to a piece of text so that they always appear together.

INTERNET TERMS&ACRONYMSV1.0
In HTML,an item (word,phrase,or image) that is highlighted and clickable.
Anchor Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An anchor is a device normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current. The word derives from Latin ancora, which itself comes from the Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura).

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Anchor Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
An object designed to grip the ground, under a body of water, to hold the boat in a selected area
Nautical Nomenclature
An object designed to grip the ground, under a body of water, to hold the boat in a selected area
Bowling Termes 1.0
Last man to roll in team competition. Usually the best bowler; i.e., the bowler most likely to get a strike in the "foundation frame" (the ninth frame) and most likely to "strike out." The term originated in 1913 when a bowler (Hans Arfsparger) for the Anchor Brewing team in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, bowled in the fifth position and struck out 94 times in succession.
Anchor Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A series of methods used to secure a structure to its footings or foundation wall so that it will not be displaced by flood or wind forces.
Anchor Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
gambling
the player sitting in the last position on a blackjack table before the dealer.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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Anchor Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
From Acts 27:29, 30, 40, it would appear that the Roman vessels carried several anchors, which were attached to the stern as well as to the prow. The Roman anchor, like the modern one, had two teeth or flukes. In Heb. 6:19 the word is used metaphorically for that which supports or keeps one steadfast in the time of trial or of doubt. It is an emblem of hope. "If you fear, Put all your trust in God: that anchor holds." Ancient of Days an expression applied to Jehovah three times in the vision of Daniel (7:9, 13, 22) in the sense of eternal. In contrast with all earthly kings, his days are past reckoning.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Acts 27:29)
  
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