transitive verb

archaic : to loosen from anchorage

intransitive verb

archaic : to weigh anchor

Word History


Middle English disancren, from Middle French desancrer, from Old French, from des- dis- entry 1 + ancrer to anchor, from ancre anchor, from Latin ancora

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near disanchor

Cite this Entry

“Disanchor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disanchor. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!