anchor - definitions and synonyms

anchor verb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : fix firmly and stably

    Example Sentenses:

    • anchor the lamppost in concrete

    Synonyms:

    ground
  2. English Meaning: 

    : secure a vessel with an anchor

    Example Sentenses:

    • We anchored at Baltimore

    Synonyms:

    cast anchor / drop anchor

anchor noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

    Synonyms:

    ground tackle
  2. English Meaning: 

    : a central cohesive source of support and stability

    Example Sentenses:

    • faith is his anchor

    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money

    • he is the linchpin of this firm

  3. English Meaning: 

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

    Synonyms:

    anchorman / anchorperson