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Definitions and Synonyms of anchor | Another word for anchor | What is anchor?

Definition 1: a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for anchor in the sense of this definition

(anchor is a kind of ...) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

(... is a kind of anchor ) a light anchor for small boats

(... is a kind of anchor ) an anchor used to hold a mooring buoy or a channel marker in place

(... is a kind of anchor ) an anchor used for semipermanent moorings; has a bowl-shaped head that will dig in however it falls

(... is a kind of anchor ) spare anchor for use in emergency

(anchor is a part of ...) flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor

(anchor is a part of ...) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

(... is part of anchor) a craft designed for water transportation

Definition 2: a central cohesive source of support and stability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where anchor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • faith is his anchor
  • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
  • he is the linchpin of this firm

Synonyms for anchor in the sense of this definition

(anchor is a kind of ...) something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

"the policy found little public support" "his faith was all the support he needed" "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"

Definition 3: a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for anchor in the sense of this definition

(anchor is a kind of ...) someone who reports news stories via television

Definition 4: secure a vessel with an anchor - [verb of contact]

Samples where anchor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We anchored at Baltimore

Synonyms for anchor in the sense of this definition

(anchor is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 5: fix firmly and stably - [verb of contact]

Samples where anchor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • anchor the lamppost in concrete

Synonyms for anchor in the sense of this definition

(anchor is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

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