Synonyms for anchor

Synonyms for (noun) anchor

Synonyms: anchor, ground tackle

Definition: a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

Similar words: hook, claw

Definition: a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: support

Definition: something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

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


Synonyms: anchor, anchorman, anchorperson

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

Similar words: television newscaster, television reporter, TV newsman, TV reporter

Definition: someone who reports news stories via television

Synonyms for (verb) anchor

Synonyms: cast anchor, drop anchor, anchor

Definition: secure a vessel with an anchor

Usage: We anchored at Baltimore

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: anchor, ground

Definition: fix firmly and stably

Usage: anchor the lamppost in concrete

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man