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Anchor vs. Anchorman

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  • Anchor (noun)

    A tool used to moor a vessel to the bottom of a sea or river to resist movement.

  • Anchor (noun)

    An iron device so shaped as to grip the bottom and hold a vessel at her berth by the chain or rope attached. (FM 55-501).

  • Anchor (noun)

    The combined anchoring gear (anchor, rode, bill/peak and fittings such as bitts, cat, and windlass.)

  • Anchor (noun)

    Representation of the nautical tool, used as a heraldic charge.

  • Anchor (noun)

    Any instrument serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, such as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a device to hold the end of a bridge cable etc.; or a device used in metalworking to hold the core of a mould in place.

  • Anchor (noun)

    A marked point in a document that can be the target of a hyperlink.

  • Anchor (noun)

    An anchorman or anchorwoman.

  • Anchor (noun)

    The final runner in a relay race.

  • Anchor (noun)

    A point that is touched by the draw hand or string when the bow is fully drawn and ready to shoot.

  • Anchor (noun)

    A superstore or other facility that serves as a focus to bring customers into an area.

  • Anchor (noun)

    That which gives stability or security.

  • Anchor (noun)

    A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.

  • Anchor (noun)

    Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; part of the ornaments of certain mouldings. It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament.

  • Anchor (noun)

    One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges.

  • Anchor (noun)

    One of the calcareous spinules of certain holothurians, as in species of Synapta.

  • Anchor (noun)

    The thirty-fifth Lenormand card.

  • Anchor (noun)

    An anchorite or anchoress.

  • Anchor (verb)

    To connect an object, especially a ship or a boat, to a fixed point.

  • Anchor (verb)

    To cast anchor; to come to anchor.

    "Our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream."

  • Anchor (verb)

    To stop; to fix or rest.

  • Anchor (verb)

    To provide emotional stability for a person in distress.

  • Anchor (verb)

    To perform as an anchorman or anchorwoman.

  • Anchor (verb)

    To be stuck; to be unable to move away from a position.

  • Anchorman (noun)

    The main host of a television or radio program, particularly one relating to the broadcast of news.

  • Anchorman (noun)

    The most reliable runner in a relay team, usually the one that runs last.

  • Anchorman (noun)

    The person on a ship in charge of the anchor. 10th or 11th century

  • Anchorman (noun)

    The last player in sequence, seated furthest to the right of the dealer.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Anchor (noun)

    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.

  • Anchor (noun)

    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.

  • Anchor (noun)

    Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety.

  • Anchor (noun)

    An emblem of hope.

  • Anchor (noun)

    A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.

  • Anchor (noun)

    One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.

  • Anchor (noun)

    an achorman, anchorwoman, or anchorperson.

  • Anchor (noun)

    An anchoret.

  • Anchor

    To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.

  • Anchor

    To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.

  • Anchor (verb)

    To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream.

  • Anchor (verb)

    To stop; to fix or rest.

  • Anchorman (noun)

    a woman television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute. Male correlate of anchorwoman.

Webster Dictionary
  • Anchor (noun)

    a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

  • Anchor (noun)

    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"

  • Anchor (noun)

    a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

  • Anchor (verb)

    fix firmly and stably;

    "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

  • Anchor (verb)

    secure a vessel with an anchor;

    "We anchored at Baltimore"

  • Anchorman (noun)

    a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

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