Definition of 'anchor'

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Or rather dozens of them when we drop anchor at neighbouring La Digue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once you've got these anchors in place, they add on the technical bits. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I understood showbiz, too, having been a singer and anchored an entertainment news show. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then they become an anchor for your soul. Christianity Today (2000)We knew that if just one anchor point failed we would both be hurled into the void. Eric Newby A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)They want the party anchored more firmly on the right. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is not afraid of letting go of responsibilities and you being his emotional anchor. The Sun (2010)This is caused by the muscles and tendons that anchor joints in place being lax. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was where we weighed anchor from the emotional storm. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are a lot of vessels at anchor and some are being diverted. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The boats anchored out in the bay all have their curtains shut tight. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We stopped off at quiet coves where we could drop anchor and swim. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The day out needs one big anchor. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Local environmentalists say that a single anchor chain can destroy almost an acre of coral in one day. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Covering them to keep off the worst of the wet helps but anchor covers firmly to stop them blowing away. The Sun (2014)The anchor chain tightened and ran up its side, forcing the boat over. The Sun (2007)Trust becomes increasingly anchored in reciprocal self-interest rather than culture as countries modernise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's the ideal place to drop anchor at the end of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To the rest of the football world yesterday's fifth successive win merely kept them anchored at the bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An area of high pressure is due to move in after Sunday and stay anchored over the country for the week. The Sun (2011)Sir, TV anchors do just that. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is news that breathless TV anchors know in their hearts, but cannot bring themselves to utter. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I have to hand it to him in some way, though: it takes serious skill to make a news anchor this unfunny. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'anchor'

British English: anchor /ˈæŋkə/ NOUN
An anchor is a heavy hooked object at the end of a chain that is dropped from a boat into the water to make the boat stay in one place.
  • American English: anchor
  • Arabic: مِرْسَاة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: âncora
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: sidro
  • Czech: kotva
  • Danish: anker
  • Dutch: anker
  • European Spanish: ancla
  • Finnish: ankkuri
  • French: ancre
  • German: Anker
  • Greek: άγκυρα
  • Italian: ancora
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: anker
  • Polish: kotwica
  • European Portuguese: âncora
  • Romanian: ancoră
  • Russian: якорь
  • Latin American Spanish: ancla
  • Swedish: ankare fartyg
  • Thai: สมอเรือ
  • Turkish: çapa
  • Ukrainian: якір
  • Vietnamese: mỏ neo
British English: anchor VERB
When a boat anchors or when you anchor it, its anchor is dropped into the water in order to make it stay in one place.
We could anchor off the pier.
  • American English: anchor
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ancorar
  • Chinese: 使固定
  • European Spanish: anclar
  • French: jeter l'ancre
  • German: ankern
  • Italian: ancorare
  • Japanese: 錨で固定する
  • Korean: 닻을 내리다
  • European Portuguese: ancorar
  • Latin American Spanish: anclar


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