Meaning of ANCHOR in English

ANCHOR

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

anchor store

riding at anchor

There was a large ship riding at anchor in the bay.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

news

Emerald Yeh, the news anchor , wanted to do a telephone piece.

Earnest questions were asked by the news anchor , and earnest answers were given by the consultants.

■ VERB

drop

Giglio is equally charming, although you need to be careful when dropping an anchor .

While Pottz tacked to and fro energetically seeking out the elusive peak, Richie dropped anchor and contemplated the horizon.

We dropped anchor there, and the fishermen disappeared back into harbour, leaving us to our fate.

On June 9, 1741, the Centurion dropped anchor at last at Juan Fernandez.

Clayt was forced to drop anchor in open water.

The ship finally dropped anchor at a beautiful isle of the Marquesas.

weigh

We weighed anchor next morning and sailed down the fiord on a calm sea.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drop anchor

Clayt was forced to drop anchor in open water.

Everybody said that Floyd Johnson probably dropped anchor somewhere to wait to the next day instead of coming in in the fog.

On June 9, 1741, the Centurion dropped anchor at last at Juan Fernandez.

The ship finally dropped anchor at a beautiful isle of the Marquesas.

We dropped anchor there, and the fishermen disappeared back into harbour, leaving us to our fate.

While Pottz tacked to and fro energetically seeking out the elusive peak, Richie dropped anchor and contemplated the horizon.

weigh anchor

It was time to weigh anchor on the cruise to Alaska.

We weighed anchor next morning and sailed down the fiord on a calm sea.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He was the anchor for the BBC's nine o'clock news for over 10 years.

These ancient trees are a spiritual anchor that our culture needs to hold on to.

We dropped anchor a few yards offshore.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As she waited, she began to study the anchor cables around her.

Finally on the fourth day one of the anchor ropes sheered through and we lost that anchor to the gale.

He was martyred when thrown into the Black Sea with an anchor tied to him.

His one serious anchor was the friendship with Madame Phan.

Neither parliament nor the law was open, though these provided both soaring fame and a practical anchor for similarly gifted men.

The anchors are usually linked by sundry cords and tapes of varying age and wear.

The weather segments also give the anchors a chance to banter with the weather people and lighten the proceedings.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

off

Having made Winter Marsh from the Crouch I anchored off a shallow bay and rowed ashore in the dinghy.

A naval ship was also anchored off the hotel's beach.

■ NOUN

ship

If words had weight, a single sentence from Death would have anchored a ship .

The immense dumbbell-shape drew closer, almost languidly there out a wide-focus tractor beam, and anchored our two ships together.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Captain Cook anchored in Opunohu Bay in the 1760s.

The new company will be anchored by the Hobart food-equipment group.

The new hour-long program is anchored by Mark McEwen.

The panel was firmly anchored by two large bolts.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Designers are considering enlarging and strengthening the concrete foundations, and anchoring them into Bay soils with steel pilings.

I use long lengths of floating row cover, anchored with bricks and stones, on annual and perennial beds.

If words had weight, a single sentence from Death would have anchored a ship.

The importance of self-esteem To be assertive you need to have your self-esteem well anchored.

We anchored about fifty yards away.

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