noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

: a place where boats and ships are anchored

: something that provides a strong hold or connection

Full Definition of ANCHORAGE

a :  a place where vessels anchor :  a place suitable for anchoring
b :  the act of anchoring :  the condition of being anchored
:  a means of securing :  a source of reassurance <this anchorage of Christian hope — T. O. Wedel>
:  something that provides a secure hold

Examples of ANCHORAGE

  1. an area of safe anchorage
  2. A heavy metal ring provides anchorage for the cable.
  3. The ring serves as a secure anchorage.

First Known Use of ANCHORAGE

15th century

Related to ANCHORAGE

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay


geographical name An·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

Definition of ANCHORAGE

municipality S cen Alaska at head of Cook Inlet pop 291,826


noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANCHORAGE

:  the act of securing or fastening firmly
:  something (as a tooth) that provides a secure hold <anchorage for a dental plate>
:  a point or frame of psychological reference


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