Ancestry Anchorage

Anchor

Meanings and phrases

anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving; ground tackle
  2. a central cohesive source of support and stability; mainstay; keystone; backbone; linchpin; lynchpin
  3. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute; anchorman; anchorperson

anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fix firmly and stably; ground
  2. secure a vessel with an anchor; cast anchor; drop anchor

anchor chain

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel; anchor rope

anchor light

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a light in the rigging of a ship that is riding at anchor; riding light; riding lamp

anchor ring

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a toroidal shape; ring; halo; annulus; doughnut

anchor rope

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel; anchor chain

cast anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. secure a vessel with an anchor; anchor; drop anchor

drop anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. secure a vessel with an anchor; anchor; cast anchor

grapnel anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a light anchor for small boats; grapnel

mooring anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an anchor used to hold a mooring buoy or a channel marker in place

mushroom anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an anchor used for semipermanent moorings; has a bowl-shaped head that will dig in however it falls

sea anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind; drogue

sheet anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. spare anchor for use in emergency; waist anchor

waist anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. spare anchor for use in emergency; sheet anchor

weigh anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing; weigh the anchor

weigh the anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing; weigh anchor

news anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • “The news anchor came storming in and quit at 3:30.
  • Rapp was Antenne 2's news anchor from 1983 to 1987.
  • In 1986, Brucato sought a news anchor position in Boston.

anchor stores

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its two anchor stores are J. C. Penney and Macy's.
  • Its anchor stores are Bloomingdale's and Macy's.
  • Its anchor stores are Macy's and JCPenney.

sports anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was sports anchor for WNBC-TV and for WTVJ-TV.
  • Acerbic sports anchor Al Ackerman initiated the phrase "Bless You Boys".
  • A year later, he became a weekend sports anchor at WDTN in Dayton, Ohio.

anchor store

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Sears was the only original anchor store that remained.
  • Nordstrom closed in 2016, leaving a vacant anchor store.
  • The only current anchor store is Macy's.

anchor tenant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The mall secured H&M as an anchor tenant in 2007.
  • Quest Ventures is also the largest anchor tenant at JTC Launchpad.
  • When the renovation process ended, a new anchor tenant was in place: la Baie.

anchor and reporter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was previously a news anchor and reporter for CNN.com, HLN and CNN TV.
  • Shaw began his broadcasting career as an anchor and reporter for WNUS in Chicago.
  • In April 1993, Daniels joined WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois as an anchor and reporter.

main anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In February 2016, Raworth replaced Kirsty Young as main anchor of "Crimewatch".
  • During her first year back at Channel 5, Brucato anchored the 10:00 p.m. news until a new main anchor team was in place.
  • Membership in the franc zone, the main anchor of stability, has nevertheless helped contain pressures on domestic prices.

dropped anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Christopher Columbus first dropped anchor in Costa Rica in 1502 at Isla Uvita.
  • She cleared Newport on 3 January and dropped anchor in Guantanamo Bay 11 days later.
  • After the radio transmission, "Bowbelle" travelled downstream to Gallions Reach, where she dropped anchor.

anchor tenants

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It housed anchor tenants of Target Australia and Safeway.
  • The original anchor tenants of the mall were J. C. Penney, Jordan Marsh, and Lord & Taylor.
  • Among the anchor tenants at these malls are Wal-mart, Canadian Tire, Safeway, Costco and Sobeys.

weekend anchor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At CFCF-TV he served as weekend anchor of "Pulse".
  • She was succeeded as weekend anchor by Pascale Nadeau.
  • In 2008, Jarvis became a correspondent and weekend anchor for "Global National".
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