HyperDic: anchor

English > 5 senses of the word anchor:
NOUNartifactanchor, ground tacklea mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
cognitionanchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpina central cohesive source of support and stability
person anchor, anchorman, anchorpersona television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
VERBcontactanchor, groundfix firmly and stably
contactanchor, cast anchor, drop anchorsecure a vessel with an anchor
anchor > pronunciation
Soundsae'ngker
Rhymesacre / Acre ... Zocor: 182 rhymes with ker...
English > anchor: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving.
Synonymground tackle
Part ofvessel, watercraftA craft designed for water transportation / transportation
Partsfluke, flueFlat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
shank, stemcylinder forming a long narrow part of something
Narrowergrapnel, grapnel anchorA light anchor for small boats
mooring anchorAn anchor used to hold a mooring buoy or a channel marker in place
mushroom anchorAn anchor used for semipermanent moorings
sheet anchor, waist anchorspare anchor for use in emergency
Broaderhook, clawA mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
Spanishancla, áncora
Catalanàncora
Verbsanchorsecure a vessel with an anchor
English > anchor: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA central cohesive source of support and stability.
Example"faith is his anchor"
Synonymsmainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin
BroadersupportSomething providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
Spanishpilar, puntal
Catalanàncora
Verbsanchorfix firmly and stably
English > anchor: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute.
Synonymsanchorman, anchorperson
Broadertelevision reporter, television newscaster, TV reporter, TV newsmansomeone who reports news stories via television
Spanishpresentadora, presentador de noticias, presentador
Catalanpresentador
English > anchor: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFix firmly and stably.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"anchor the lamppost in concrete"
Synonymground
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishanclar
Catalanancorar
Nounsanchora central cohesive source of support and stability
English > anchor: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningSecure a vessel with an anchor.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We anchored at Baltimore"
Synonymscast anchor, drop anchor
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishanclar
Catalanancorar
Nounsanchora mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
anchoragethe act of anchoring
anchorageplace for vessels to anchor

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