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English noun: anchor

1. anchor (artifact) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving


Synonymsground tackle


Broader (hypernym)claw, hook


Narrower (hyponym)grapnel, grapnel anchor, mooring anchor, mushroom anchor, sheet anchor, waist anchor


Part holonymflue, fluke, shank, stem


Part meronymvessel, watercraft

2. anchor (cognition) a central cohesive source of support and stability


SamplesFaith is his anchor.
The keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money.
He is the linchpin of this firm.


Synonymsbackbone, keystone, linchpin, lynchpin, mainstay


Broader (hypernym)support

3. anchor (person) a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute


Synonymsanchorman, anchorperson


Broader (hypernym)television newscaster, television reporter, TV newsman, TV reporter


English verb: anchor

1. anchor (contact) fix firmly and stably


SamplesAnchor the lamppost in concrete.


Synonymsground


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

2. anchor (contact) secure a vessel with an anchor


SamplesWe anchored at Baltimore.


Synonymscast anchor, drop anchor


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure









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