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  Definition of anchor
  1. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  2. 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"
  3. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
  4. secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
  5. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
Similar Words: ground tackle, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin, anchorman, anchorperson, cast anchor, drop anchor, ground

 

Hyponyms: grapnel, grapnel anchor, mooring anchor, mushroom anchor, sheet anchor, waist anchor

 

Part Meronyms: vessel, watercraft

 

Derivational Morphology: cast anchor, drop anchor, ground, ground tackle, anchorage, anchorage ground, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin

 

Anagrams: Charon

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Danish: anker  
Dutch: anker   Finnish: ankkuri  
French: ancre   German: Anker  
Hebrew: עוגן   Hungarian: horgony  
Icelandic: akkeri   Interlingua: anchore  
Italian: ancora   Japanese:  
Korean:   Latin: ancora  
Polish: kotwica   Portuguese: escora  
Romanian: ancora   Russian: якорь  
Serbian: kotva   Slovene: sidro  
Spanish: ancla   Swedish: ankare  
 
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