Meaning of ANCHORAGE in English


/ang"keuhr ij/ , n.

1. that portion of a harbor or area outside a harbor suitable for anchoring or in which ships are permitted to anchor.

2. a charge for occupying such an area.

3. the act of anchoring or the state of being anchored.

4. that to which anything is fastened.

5. a means of anchoring or making fast.

6. something that can be relied on: The Bible is her anchorage.

7. (in a suspension bridge) a massive masonry or concrete construction securing a cable at each end.

8. Dentistry.

a. an abutment.

b. the locking in of a tooth filling by means of an undercut.

[ 1400-50; late ME ankerage. See ANCHOR, -AGE ]

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