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A small anchor; often, an anchor weighted with or using a stone
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  1. A small anchor; often, an anchor weighted with or using a stone
  2. A small anchor, especially one made of a stone in a wooden frame.
(Informal) Ability to continue or endure
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  1. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
  2. A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy
  3. A stop, halt, check, or pause
A string, lace, cord, etc. used to tie things
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  1. A string, lace, cord, etc. used to tie things
  2. A cord, string, or other means by which something is tied.
  3. Something that connects, binds, or joins; bond; link
A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
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  1. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
  2. A device for clasping or fastening things together; a clamp
  3. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
(Nautical) A grappling iron.
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  1. (Nautical) A grappling iron.
  2. A small anchor with usually four or five curved, pointed arms, used for anchoring a small boat, dragging the bottom for objects, or grasping and holding fast to something
(Yorkshire) A glutton.
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  1. (Yorkshire) A glutton.
  2. A light anchor, used esp. in kedging a ship
  3. (Nautical) A small anchor used for warping a vessel; also called a kedge anchor.
The heaviest anchor of a ship, normally carried at the bow
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  1. The heaviest anchor of a ship, normally carried at the bow
  2. (Nautical) A type of ship's anchor, carried at the bow.
  3. The jack of trump (right bower) or the jack of the other suit of the same color (left bower), the highest card and next highest card, respectively, in euchre
Equipment, such as anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or aircraft.
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  1. Equipment, such as anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or aircraft.
  2. (Figuratively) Something to which one adheres to, or the means that help one maintain a stable position and keep one's identity - moral, intellectual, political, etc.
  3. Beliefs, habits, ties, etc. that make one feel secure
A drag, usually a canvas-covered conical frame, deployed in the water upwind of a vessel to slow its drift or to maintain a desired heading.
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  1. A drag, usually a canvas-covered conical frame, deployed in the water upwind of a vessel to slow its drift or to maintain a desired heading.
  2. (Nautical) A parachute-like device designed to slow down the speed of a drifting ship or boat.
  3. A large, canvas-covered device, often cone-shaped, designed to be dragged from a vessel in stormy weather to reduce drifting or to keep the vessel heading into the wind
An anchor with a shape resembling a mushroom used in mud or silt.
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  1. An anchor with a shape resembling a mushroom used in mud or silt.
(Informal) Something intended to attract attention or encourage involvement; specif., in popular music, a catchy, repeated phrase, verse, riff, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Something intended to attract attention or encourage involvement; specif., in popular music, a catchy, repeated phrase, verse, riff, etc.
  2. A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
  3. A curved piece of metal, wood, etc. fastened to a wall or chain at one end, used to hang things on, raise things up, etc.
The state of being supported:
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  1. The state of being supported:
  2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  3. The act of supporting:
A stay, or line, extending forward from the mainmast, supporting it and holding it in position
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  1. A stay, or line, extending forward from the mainmast, supporting it and holding it in position
  2. A chief support
  3. (Nautical) A strong rope that serves to steady and support the mainmast of a sailing vessel.
Something that gives stability, especially in character.
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  1. Something that gives stability, especially in character.
  2. Heavy material that is placed in the hold of a ship or the gondola of a balloon to enhance stability.
  3. Anything heavy carried in a ship, aircraft, or vehicle to give stability or in a balloon or airship to help control altitude
A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
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  1. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
  2. A permit or pass allowing safe passage
  3. Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
(Informal) Ability to continue or endure
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  1. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
  2. A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy
  3. A support or brace.
An organization or department whose task is protection or safety, esp. a private police force hired to patrol or guard a building, park, or other area
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  1. An organization or department whose task is protection or safety, esp. a private police force hired to patrol or guard a building, park, or other area
  2. Protection or defense against escape
  3. Procedures to provide such protection or defense
Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
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  1. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
  2. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
  3. One that protects:
Something that may be grasped or gripped, as for support.
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  1. Something that may be grasped or gripped, as for support.
  2. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
  3. Complete control:
Something that connects, binds, or joins; bond; link
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  1. Something that connects, binds, or joins; bond; link
  2. A string, lace, cord, etc. used to tie things
  3. A beam or rod that joins parts and gives support.
A long, slender, vertical structure used to support a superstructure; column
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  1. A long, slender, vertical structure used to support a superstructure; column
  2. A person who is a main support of an institution, movement, etc.
  3. A slender, freestanding, vertical support; a column.
A specific group of workers or employees
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  1. A specific group of workers or employees
  2. Something that serves as a staple or support.
  3. A stick used as a support in walking
A device, such as a seat belt, that secures a person or object.
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  1. A device, such as a seat belt, that secures a person or object.
  2. Mechanically, any device that fastens; especially, a collective term for items such as screws, nuts, washers, bolts and the like
  3. Any of various devices for fastening things together; fastening
Firm control; mastery
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  1. Firm control; mastery
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
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  1. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
  2. Something that defends; means of or resources for protection
  3. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
A place providing support for the foot in climbing or standing.
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  1. A place providing support for the foot in climbing or standing.
  2. A secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged
  3. A firm or secure position that provides a base for further advancement.
The act of belaying a climber.
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  1. The act of belaying a climber.
  2. A system of ropes and anchors by which a climber is belayed.
  3. Action, method, or place of securing a hold for a rope in mountain climbing
One who delivers the news for broadcast on television, radio, etc; a newsreader.
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A person who comments; especially someone who is paid to give his/her opinions in the media about current affairs, sports, etc.
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  1. A person who comments; especially someone who is paid to give his/her opinions in the media about current affairs, sports, etc.
  2. A person who reports, analyzes, and evaluates news events and trends on radio or television
  3. A person who writes or delivers a commentary
(Athletics) The most reliable runner in a relay team, usually the one that runs last.
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  1. (Athletics) The most reliable runner in a relay team, usually the one that runs last.
  2. A man who narrates or coordinates a newscast in which several correspondents give reports.
  3. A man who is an anchor in a competition, such as a relay race.
  1. A female anchorperson.
  2. A woman who narrates or coordinates a newscast in which several correspondents give reports.
  3. A woman who is an anchor in a competition, such as a relay race.
To hold (a ship, etc.) in place by cables or chains attached as to a pier or special buoy (mooring buoy), or by two anchors
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  1. To hold (a ship, etc.) in place by cables or chains attached as to a pier or special buoy (mooring buoy), or by two anchors
  2. (Nautical) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf.
  3. To moor a ship, etc.
To bring (a ship or vehicle) into its berth
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  1. To bring (a ship or vehicle) into its berth
  2. To come into or occupy a berth
  3. To furnish with a berth
To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
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  1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
  2. (Music) To join (notes) by a tie.
  3. (Music) To connect with a tie
To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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  1. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  2. To bring about; effect:
  3. To put under restraint; tie up
To seize or take by legal process; to carry out an attachment, for example, to attach the funds in a debtor’s bank account to pay a judgment.
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  1. To seize or take by legal process; to carry out an attachment, for example, to attach the funds in a debtor’s bank account to pay a judgment.
  2. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; with to.
  3. To connect by ties of affection, attraction, etc.
To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
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  1. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
  2. To seize and hold, as after a chase; capture
  3. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
To make fast or secure:
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  1. To make fast or secure:
  2. To hold, fix, or direct (the attention, gaze, etc.) steadily on something
  3. To take a firm hold (on or upon); seize; cling
To put into a stable or unalterable form:
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  1. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
  2. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  3. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines:
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  1. To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines:
  2. To provide with an abiding emotional attachment:
  3. To secure or fix firmly.
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To bring to a halt; stop
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
Find another word for anchor. In this page you can discover 62 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for anchor, like: killick, stay, tie, cramp, grapnel, kedge, bower, mooring, drag anchor, sea-anchor and bow anchor.