anchor

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1 anchor /ˈæŋkɚ/ noun
plural anchors
1 anchor
/ˈæŋkɚ/
noun
plural anchors
Learner's definition of ANCHOR
[count]
: a heavy device that is attached to a boat or ship by a rope or chain and that is thrown into the water to hold the boat or ship in place
: a person or thing that provides strength and support
: a large store that attracts customers and other businesses to an area (such as a shopping mall)
chiefly US : someone who reads the news on a television broadcast : an anchorman or anchorwoman
2 anchor /ˈæŋkɚ/ verb
anchors; anchored; anchoring
2 anchor
/ˈæŋkɚ/
verb
anchors; anchored; anchoring
Learner's definition of ANCHOR
: to keep a ship or boat from moving by using an anchor
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to connect (something) to a solid base : to hold (something) firmly in place usually used as (be) anchored
often used figuratively with in
[+ object] : to be the strongest and most important part of (something)
[+ object] US : to read the news on (a television broadcast) : to be the anchorman or anchorwoman on (a news program)
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