Meaning of ANCHOR in English

ANCHOR

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

1.

An ~ is a heavy hooked object that is dropped from a boat into the water at the end of a chain in order to make the boat stay in one place.

N-COUNT

2.

When a boat ~s or when you ~ it, its ~ is dropped into the water in order to make it stay in one place.

We could ~ off the pier...

They ~ed the boat.

VERB: V, V n

3.

If you ~ an object somewhere, you fix it to something to prevent it moving from that place.

The roots ~ the plant in the earth...

The child seat belt was not properly ~ed to the car.

= tether

VERB: V n prep, V-ed

4.

The person who ~s a television or radio programme, especially a news programme, is the person who presents it and acts as a link between interviews and reports which come from other places or studios. (mainly AM)

Viewers saw him ~ing a five-minute summary of regional news.

...a series of cassettes on the Vietnam War, ~ed by Mr. Cronkite.

VERB: V n, V-ed

5.

The ~ on a television or radio programme, especially a news programme, is the person who presents it. (mainly AM)

He worked in the news division of ABC–he was the ~ of its 15-minute evening newscast.

N-COUNT

6.

If a boat is at ~, it is floating in a particular place and is prevented from moving by its ~.

PHRASE

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