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anchor

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 something or someone to which one looks for support
  • my best friend has been my anchor throughout this crisis

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anchor

verb

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1 to put securely in place or in a desired position
  • used ropes and sandbags to anchor the hot-air balloon to the ground

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2 to stop at or near a place along the shore
  • we'll anchor at Praia, Cape Verde

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The first known use of anchor was before the 12th century

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“Anchor.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anchor. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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