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  • EN [ ˈæŋkə(r)]
  • US [ ˈæŋkər]

English definition


  • 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


  • 1. fix firmly and stably;

    • "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
  • 2. secure a vessel with an anchor;

    • "We anchored at Baltimore"

Example sentences

  • Swaps the anchor and end points of the current selection.

  • Wear Valley water boat anchor line, singing the crisp sound of soft scull.

  • A ship surges at anchor.

  • Look ! The ship is lifting anchor.

  • The ship is lifting anchor.

  • The storm drove the ship forward shearing its anchor line and setting it adrift.

  • Fifth , in the bay, the port anchors ships'security, prevents the anchor, to break the cable.

  • They lay at anchor outside the harbour.

  • The tiger anchor ed fast to its prey.

  • He anchor ed the winning team.

  • The ship is about to weigh anchor.

  • The ship cast anchor for the night.

  • The rope fouled the anchor chain.

  • The ship dragged her anchor during the storm.

  • We weighed anchor in the afternoon and started for the Philippines.

  • The ship rode on the waves [ at anchor in the harbour ].

  • The sailor coiled the rope around the anchor.

  • The anchor is apeak.

  • Letters from home were an anchor to him when he worked abroad.

  • The ship is at anchor in Foochow harbo ( u ) r at present.

  • to drop anchor

  • Several boats lay at anchor in the harbour.

  • He remains the anchor of the country's fragile political balance.

  • Sailing boats lay at anchor in the narrow waterway.

  • NATO remains the United States' chief institutional anchor in Europe.

  • He provided an emotional anchor for her.

  • We dropped anchor in a sheltered spot.

  • Secure the anchor by lashing it to the rail.

  • We sailed into the bay and dropped anchor in five fathoms of water.

Phrase collocation

  • at anchor

    (of a ship) moored by means of an anchor

  • drop anchor

    (of a ship) let down the anchor and moor

  • weigh (或 raise) anchor

    (of a ship) take up the anchor when ready to start sailing


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