anchorage

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noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

Definition of anchorage

  1. 1a :  a place where vessels anchor :  a place suitable for anchoringb :  the act of anchoring :  the condition of being anchored

  2. 2 :  a means of securing :  a source of reassurance this anchorage of Christian hope — T. O. Wedel

  3. 3 :  something that provides a secure hold

Examples of anchorage in a Sentence

  1. an area of safe anchorage

  2. A heavy metal ring provides anchorage for the cable.

  3. The ring serves as a secure anchorage.

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First Known Use of anchorage

15th century

Other Nautical Terms


Anchorage

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

Definition of Anchorage

  1. municipality in south central Alaska at the head of Cook Inlet population 291,826 Anchorage is by far Alaska's most populous city.


ANCHORAGE Defined for English Language Learners

anchorage

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Definition of anchorage for English Language Learners

  • : a place where boats and ships are anchored

  • : something that provides a strong hold or connection

Anchorage

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geographical name

Definition of Anchorage for English Language Learners

  • : U.S. city, Alaska


ANCHORAGE Defined for Kids

anchorage

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noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-kə-rij\

Definition of anchorage for Students

  1. :  a place where boats can be anchored


Anchorage

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

Definition of Anchorage for Students

  1. city S central Alaska


Medical Dictionary

anchorage

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noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

Medical Definition of anchorage

  1. 1:  the act of securing or fastening firmly

  2. 2:  something (as a tooth) that provides a secure hold anchorage for a dental plate

  3. 3:  a point or frame of psychological reference



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