The ship dropped anchor in a secluded harbor.
He described his wife as the emotional anchor of his life.
a local bank that has been the financial anchor of the community Verb
They anchored the ship in the bay.
The ship anchored in the bay.
a star quarterback who has anchored the team's offense for many years See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The Today cast stressed how positive Al was staying given his health ordeal, with Savannah adding a personal message in case her co-anchor was watching from home.
Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2022 Houston appears to have its lineup anchor for the next decade, one who turned in a season to remember in 2022.
Michael Shapiro, Chron, 17 Nov. 2022 Hobbs, 52, defeated GOP opponent Kari Lake, a former TV news anchor, after an intense campaign for the Governor's Office.
Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 17 Nov. 2022 Hobbs, who is Arizona’s secretary of state, rose to prominence as a staunch defender of the legitimacy of the last election and warned that her Republican rival, former television news anchor Kari Lake, would be an agent of chaos.
Jonathan J. Cooper, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Nov. 2022 Hobbs, who is Arizona’s secretary of state, rose to prominence as a staunch defender of the legitimacy of the last election and warned that her Republican rival, former television news anchor Kari Lake, would be an agent of chaos.
Jonathan J. Cooper, Chicago Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 But past skeptics be damned, the album has stood the test of time, with many now backpedaling their initial criticisms to revel in her unabashed outbursts of rage and ecstasy and its thematic anchor of tender love and care.
Allaire Nuss, EW.com, 7 Nov. 2022 In the film, when Jon’s mother, the single most dominant person in his life, dies, his anchor is gone.
Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 1 Nov. 2022 Schoen also emphasizes oud's importance in Asian and Middle Eastern markets, thanks to its cultural anchor, but finds its western popularity still budding.
Sable Yong, Allure, 23 Oct. 2022
For your beauty lover, an aromatic, intoxicating body oil that can anchor any beauty ritual, with an energizing fragrance of neroli and mandarin.Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2022 The open road will do that — the prairies, the mountains, the lakes, the two-lane Main Streets that anchor so many thousands of small towns, the big cities where prosperity and misfortune seem to engage in a daily clash.
Brian Mcgrory, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Oct. 2022 In the living room, a pair of sofas upholstered in blue and green velvet are casual, modern, and cozy centerpieces that anchor the more rustic antiques around them.
Marni Elyse Katz, House Beautiful, 16 Aug. 2022 Some gazebos are permanent fixtures that anchor into the ground, while others can easily pop up and be disassembled for easy storage when not in use.
Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 30 June 2022 The new Target outpost will be a small-format store that will anchor the surrounding shopping center, according to commercial real estate company Neville & Butler.oregonlive, 15 June 2022 The lines that anchor the turbine to the ocean floor can also house power transmission cables, connecting to a submerged cable that can carry the energy back to the power grid on land.
Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 8 June 2022 The door leading to the courtyard of the 5,000-square-foot weekend home. Local artist Roger Hopkins carved a $7,500 basalt table that Mr. Simon used to anchor the great room.WSJ, 2 Nov. 2022 Braxton Jones will have to get depth off the snap to be able to anchor and set his base earlier versus a power rusher like Thibodeaux.
Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune, 1 Oct. 2022 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English ancre, from Old English ancor, from Latin anchora, from Greek ankyra; akin to Old English anga hook — more at angle
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1