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Anchor vs. Support

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Anchornoun

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

Supportnoun

Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.

‘Don't move that beam! It's a support for the whole platform.’;

Anchornoun

(nautical) 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).

Supportnoun

Financial or other help.

‘The government provides support to the arts in several ways.’;

Anchornoun

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

Supportnoun

Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.

‘Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?’;

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Anchornoun

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

Supportnoun

(mathematics) in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.

Anchornoun

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.

Supportnoun

(fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).

‘If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.’;

Anchornoun

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

Supportnoun

Evidence.

‘The new research provides further support for our theory.’;

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Anchornoun

(television) An anchorman or anchorwoman.

Supportnoun

(computing) Compatibility and functionality for a given product or feature.

‘This game has no mouse support.’;

Anchornoun

(athletics) The final runner in a relay race.

Supportnoun

(gymnastics) support position

Anchornoun

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

Supportnoun

(structural analysis) Horizontal, vertical oder rotational support of structures: movable, hinged, fixed ..

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Anchornoun

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

Supportverb

(transitive) To keep from falling.

‘Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.’;

Anchornoun

(figurative) That which gives stability or security.

Supportverb

(transitive) To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.

‘Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?’;

Anchornoun

(architecture) A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.

Supportverb

(transitive) To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid.

‘I support France in the World Cup’;

Anchornoun

(architecture) 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.

Supportverb

(transitive) To help, particularly financially.

‘The government supports the arts in several ways.’;

Anchornoun

One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges.

Supportverb

To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.

‘The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.’; ‘The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.’;

Anchornoun

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

Supportverb

(transitive) To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.

‘The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.’; ‘I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.’;

Anchornoun

(cartomancy) The thirty-fifth Lenormand card.

Supportverb

(transitive) To be designed (said of machinery, electronics, or computers, or their parts, accessories, peripherals, or programming) to function compatibly with or provide the capacity for.

‘Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.’;

Anchornoun

(obsolete) An anchorite or anchoress.

Supportverb

(transitive) To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.

‘I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization’;

Anchorverb

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

Supportverb

(archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.

Anchorverb

To cast anchor; to come to anchor.

‘Our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream.’;

Supportverb

To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.

‘to support the character of King Lear’;

Anchorverb

To stop; to fix or rest.

Supportverb

To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.

Anchorverb

To provide emotional stability for a person in distress.

Supportverb

To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.

‘This fierce demeanor and his insolenceThe patience of a god could not support.’;

Anchorverb

To perform as an anchorman or anchorwoman.

Supportverb

To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.

Anchorverb

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

Supportverb

To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of King Lear.

Anchornoun

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.

Supportverb

To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel.

Anchornoun

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.

Supportverb

To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.

Anchornoun

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.’;

Supportverb

To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations.

‘To urge such arguments, as though they were sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy.’;

Anchornoun

An emblem of hope.

Supportverb

To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.

Anchornoun

A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.

Supportverb

To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration.

‘Wherefore, bold pleasant,Darest thou support a published traitor?’;

Anchornoun

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

Supportverb

A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.

Anchornoun

an achorman, anchorwoman, or anchorperson.

Supportnoun

The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.

Anchornoun

An anchoret.

Supportnoun

That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.

Anchorverb

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

Supportnoun

That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reënforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery.

Anchorverb

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

‘Till that my nails were anchored in thine eyes.’;

Supportnoun

the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities;

‘his support kept the family together’; ‘they gave him emotional support during difficult times’;

Anchorverb

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

Supportnoun

aiding the cause or policy or interests of;

‘the president no longer had the support of his own party’; ‘they developed a scheme of mutual support’;

Anchorverb

To stop; to fix or rest.

‘My invention . . . anchors on Isabel.’;

Supportnoun

something providing immaterial support or 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’;

Anchornoun

a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

Supportnoun

a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission;

‘they called for artillery support’;

Anchornoun

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’;

Supportnoun

documentary validation;

‘his documentation of the results was excellent’; ‘the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones’;

Anchornoun

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

Supportnoun

the financial means whereby one lives;

‘each child was expected to pay for their keep’; ‘he applied to the state for support’; ‘he could no longer earn his own livelihood’;

Anchorverb

fix firmly and stably;

‘anchor the lamppost in concrete’;

Supportnoun

supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation;

‘the statue stood on a marble support’;

Anchorverb

secure a vessel with an anchor;

‘We anchored at Baltimore’;

Supportnoun

the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening;

‘he leaned against the wall for support’;

Anchornoun

a heavy object attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes at one end

‘the boat, no longer held fast by its anchor, swung wildly’; ‘an anchor chain’;

Supportnoun

a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts

Anchornoun

a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation

‘the European Community is the economic anchor of the New Europe’;

Supportnoun

any device that bears the weight of another thing;

‘there was no place to attach supports for a shelf’;

Anchornoun

a large and prestigious department store prominently sited in a new shopping centre.

Supportnoun

financial resources provided to make some project possible;

‘the foundation provided support for the experiment’;

Anchornoun

the brakes of a car

‘this idiot in front slammed on his anchors at a crossing’;

Supportverb

give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to;

‘She supported him during the illness’; ‘Her children always backed her up’;

Anchornoun

an anchorman or anchorwoman

‘he signed off after nineteen years as CBS news anchor’;

Supportverb

support materially or financially;

‘he does not support his natural children’; ‘The scholarship supported me when I was in college’;

Anchorverb

moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor

‘we anchored in the harbour’; ‘the ship was anchored in the lee of the island’;

Supportverb

be behind; approve of;

‘He plumped for the Labor Party’; ‘I backed Kennedy in 1960’;

Anchorverb

secure firmly in position

‘the tail is used as a hook with which the fish anchors itself to coral’;

Supportverb

be the physical support of; carry the weight of;

‘The beam holds up the roof’; ‘He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam’; ‘What's holding that mirror?’;

Anchorverb

provide with a firm basis or foundation

‘it is important that policy be anchored to some acceptable theoretical basis’;

Supportverb

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;

‘his story confirmed my doubts’; ‘The evidence supports the defendant’;

Anchorverb

present and coordinate (a television or radio programme)

‘she anchored a television documentary series in the early 1980s’;

Supportverb

adopt as a belief;

‘I subscribe to your view on abortion’;

Anchor

An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to secure 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 (ankȳra).Anchors can either be temporary or permanent.

Supportverb

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm;

‘The stories and claims were born out by the evidence’;

Supportverb

argue or speak in defense of;

‘She supported the motion to strike’;

Supportverb

play a subordinate role to (another performer);

‘Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act’;

Supportverb

be a regular customer or client of;

‘We patronize this store’; ‘Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could’;

Supportverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

‘I cannot bear his constant criticism’; ‘The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks’; ‘he learned to tolerate the heat’; ‘She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage’;

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