Thesaurus

anchor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of anchor

  1. 1 one who reads and introduces news reports on a news program the news anchor coordinated the reports of the correspondents from around the state Synonyms anchorperson, newscaster, newsreader [chiefly British]Related Words anchorman, anchorwoman, coanchor; announcer, broadcaster, commentator, linkman [British], telecaster; correspondent, foreign correspondent, interviewer, journalist, newshound, newsie, newsman, newsperson, newswoman, reporter, stringer

  2. 2 something or someone to which one looks for support my best friend has been my anchor throughout this crisis Synonyms dependence, buttress, mainstay, pillar, reliance, standbyRelated Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge


anchor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of anchor

  1. 1 to put securely in place or in a desired position used ropes and sandbags to anchor the hot-air balloon to the ground Synonyms fasten, catch, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, setRelated Words embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedgeNear Antonyms extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yankAntonyms loose, loosen, unfasten, unfix, unloose, unloosen

  2. 2 to stop at or near a place along the shore we'll anchor at Praia, Cape Verde Synonyms land, dockRelated Words berth, moor, tie up; beach, ground; harbor; arrive, reach, show up, turn up; debark, disembarkNear Antonyms embark, launch, sail


Learn More about anchor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anchor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to become worse as time passes

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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