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Definitions of anchor

  1. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "he is the linchpin of this firm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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 Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An emblem of hope. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To stop; to fix or rest. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. An anchoret. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A heavy iron implement for securing a vessel to the ground under water; that on which dependence is placed for security or stablility; a metallic clamp securing a tie-rod connecting opposite walls to prevent bulging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To secure a vessel by a heavy iron implement lowered into the water; grapple; hold fast. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A hooked iron instrument that holds a ship by sticking into the ground: (fig.) anything that gives stability or security. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To fix by an anchor: to fasten. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To cast anchor: to stop, or rest on. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. An iron instrument to hold a ship when afloat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To cast an anchor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To fix by an anchor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To secure by an anchor; come to anchor; lie at anchor; fix; fasten. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. An implement for holding a vessel to the bottom by means of a connecting cable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A heavy iron implement dropped from a ship, and so constructed as to grapple the sea-bottom and hold her fast in the water; any firm security. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To fix by an anchor or firmly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To cast anchor; to stop or rest on. To cast anchor, to drop it. To weigh anchor, to raise it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. An iron grappling instrument which, when dropped on the sea-bottom by means of a cable or chain, keeps a ship from drifting; any firm support. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. To stop at; to fix or rest on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. The anchor shaped spicule found in the skin of Holothurians. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  35. [Latin] Anchor-shaped spicule found in skin of Holothuria. na
  36. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  37. From Acts 27:29 Acts 27:30 Acts 27:40 , 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 Hebrews 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." biblestudytools.com
  38. ( Acts 27:29 ) biblestudytools.com
  39. A measure containing ten gallons. thelawdictionary.org
  40. A measure containing ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
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  42. an achorman, anchorwoman, or anchorperson. dictgcide_fs
  43. ang'kor, n. an implement for retaining a ship in a particular spot by temporarily chaining it to the bed of a sea or river. The most common form has two flukes, one or other of which enters the ground, and so gives hold; but many modifications are used, some with movable arms, some self-canting.--Anchors are distinguished as the starboard and port bowers, sheet, spare, stream, kedge, and grapnel, or boat anchors: (fig.) anything that gives stability or security.--v.t. to fix by an anchor: to fasten.--v.i. to cast anchor: to stop, or rest on.--ns. ANCH'ORAGE, the act of anchoring: the place where a ship anchors or can anchor: (Shak.) the anchor and all the necessary tackle for anchoring: a position affording support: (fig.) anything that gives a resting-place or support to the mind: duty imposed on ships for anchoring; ANCH'OR-HOLD, the hold of an anchor upon the ground: (fig.) security.--adj. ANCH'ORLESS, without such: unstable.--n. MUSHROOM-ANCHOR, an anchor with a saucer-shaped head on a central shank, used for mooring.--AT ANCHOR, anchored.--TO CAST ANCHOR, to let down the anchor, to take up a position; TO WEIGH ANCHOR, to take up the anchor so as to be able to sail away. [A.S. ancor--L. ancora--Gr. angkyra, angkos, a bend. Conn. with ANGLE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  44. Heavyiron, composed of long shank, with ring at one end to which cable is fastened, and at other end two barbed arms, used for mooring ship to bottom of water; sheet, bower, kedge, -a., (largest, middle, smallest size); (fig.) source of confidence; cast, weigh, a., let down, take up, a.; at a., anchored; come to (an) a., anchor; a.-plate, heavy piece of timber or metal serving as point of support for cables of suspension-bridge &c.; a.-watch, watch set while ship lies at anchor. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. Secure (ship) with anchor; (fig.) fix firmly; (intr.) cast anchor, come to anchor. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. a.-stroke, one of the methods (often barred) of securing a long succession of cannons in billiards. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. n. An iron instrument for holding a vessel at rest in water ; any firm support hence, any contrivance or instrument designed to hold fast :- that which gives stability or security. Cabinet Dictionary
  48. A heavy iron, to hold the ship, by being fixed to the ground; any thing which confers stability. Complete Dictionary

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