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  Words related to anchor

Related / Similar Words: ground tackle, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin, anchorman, anchorperson, cast anchor, drop anchor, ground

 

Definition:
  • a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving;
  • a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm";
  • a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute;
  • secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore";
  • fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete";

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    Hyponyms: grapnel, grapnel anchor, mooring anchor, mushroom anchor, sheet anchor, waist anchor

     

    Part Meronyms: vessel, watercraft

     

    Derivational Morphology: cast anchor, drop anchor, ground, ground tackle, anchorage, anchorage ground, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin

     

    Anagrams: Charon

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese:   Danish: anker  
    Dutch: anker   Finnish: ankkuri  
    French: ancre   German: Anker  
    Hebrew: עוגן   Hungarian: horgony  
    Icelandic: akkeri   Interlingua: anchore  
    Italian: ancora   Japanese:  
    Korean:   Latin: ancora  
    Polish: kotwica   Portuguese: escora  
    Romanian: ancora   Russian: якорь  
    Serbian: kotva   Slovene: sidro  
    Spanish: ancla   Swedish: ankare  
     
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