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Another word for anchor

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Verb
  1. To make secure

      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines:
      2. To fix in place; secure:
      3. To provide with an abiding emotional attachment:
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing.
      2. To make fast or secure:
      3. To close or connect securely, as with a lock or other device:
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
    See also:

    move

Another word for anchor

Noun
  1. Anything that holds

      1. To secure or make fast (a rope, for example) by winding on a cleat or pin.
      2. To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
      3. To cause to stop.
      1. A place providing support for the foot in climbing or standing.
      2. A firm or secure position that provides a base for further advancement.
      1. The act of protecting.
      2. The condition of being protected.
      3. One that protects:
      1. The act of defending against attack, danger, or injury.
      2. A means or method of defending or protecting.
      3. The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. A device, such as a clip, pin, or clasp, that attaches something firmly to something else.
      2. A device, such as a seat belt, that secures a person or object.
      1. A stick or cane carried as an aid in walking or climbing.
      2. A stout stick used as a weapon; a cudgel.
      3. A pole on which a flag is displayed; a flagstaff.
      1. A slender, freestanding, vertical support; a column.
      2. Such a structure or one similar to it used for decoration.
      3. One who occupies a central or responsible position:
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. To have and keep in one's grasp:
      2. To aim or direct; point:
      3. To keep from falling or moving; support:
      1. The act of protecting.
      2. The condition of being protected.
      3. One that protects:
      1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
      2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
      3. A group or department of private guards:
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. A precautionary measure:
      2. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
      3. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
      1. Heavy material that is placed in the hold of a ship or the gondola of a balloon to enhance stability.
      2. Coarse gravel or crushed rock laid to form a bed for roads or railroads.
      3. The gravel ingredient of concrete.
      1. A chief support:
      2. A strong rope that serves to steady and support the mainmast of a sailing vessel.
      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
  2. A person who coordinates a newscast

    See also:

    reporter

Verb
  1. To drop an anchor

  2. To make fast

      1. To fasten, secure, or join:
      2. To connect as an adjunct or associated condition or part:
      3. To affix or append; add:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
    See also:

    fasten

Idioms:

    cast or drop anchor

  1. weigh-anchor