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Verb: anchor  ang-ku(r)
  1. Fix firmly and stably
    "anchor the lamppost in concrete";
    - ground
     
  2. Secure a vessel with an anchor
    "We anchored at Baltimore"; "We cast anchor at Baltimore"; "We dropped anchor at Baltimore";
    - cast anchor, drop anchor
     
  3. [N. Amer] Serve as an anchorperson
Noun: anchor  ang-ku(r)
  1. A mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
    - ground tackle
     
  2. A central cohesive source of support and stability
    "faith is his anchor";
    - mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin
     
  3. A television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
    - anchorman, anchorperson

Derived forms: anchored, anchors, anchoring

Type of: claw, fasten, fix, hook, secure, support, television newscaster, television reporter, TV newsman, TV reporter

Part of: vessel, watercraft

Encyclopedia: Anchor, Louisiana