Definitions for anchor

Definitions for (noun) anchor

Main entry: anchor, ground tackle

Definition: a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

Main entry: lynchpin, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, backbone, anchor

Definition: a central cohesive source of support and stability

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

Main entry: anchor, anchorman, anchorperson

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

Definitions for (verb) anchor

Main entry: cast anchor, drop anchor, anchor

Definition: secure a vessel with an anchor

Usage: We anchored at Baltimore

Main entry: anchor, ground

Definition: fix firmly and stably

Usage: anchor the lamppost in concrete

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