Meaning of ANCHOR in English


Function: verb

Inflected Form: an · chored ; an · chor · ing \ -k( ə -)ri ŋ \

Date: 13th century

transitive verb

1 : to hold in place in the water by an anchor < anchor a ship>

2 : to secure firmly : FIX < anchor a post in concrete>

3 : to act or serve as an anchor for <it is she who is anchor ing the rebuilding campaign ― G. D. Boone> < anchor ing the evening news>

intransitive verb

1 : to cast anchor

2 : to become fixed

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.