An´chor   Pronunciation: ăņ´kẽr
n.1.A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays hold of the earth by a fluke or hook and thus retains the ship in a particular station.
2.Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.
3.Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul.
- Heb. vi. 19.
4.(Her.) An emblem of hope.
5.(Arch.) A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.
6.(Zool.) One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.
6.(Television) an achorman, anchorwoman, or anchorperson.
Anchor ice
See under Ice.
Anchor light
See the vocabulary.
Anchor ring
(Math.) Same as Annulus, 2 (b).
Anchor shot
See the vocabulary.
Anchor space
See the vocabulary.
Anchor stock
(Naut.) the crossbar at the top of the shank at right angles to the arms.
Anchor watch
See the vocabulary.
The anchor comes home
when it drags over the bottom as the ship drifts.
Foul anchor
the anchor when it hooks, or is entangled with, another anchor, or with a cable or wreck, or when the slack cable entangled.
The anchor is acockbill
when it is suspended perpendicularly from the cathead, ready to be let go.
The anchor is apeak
when the cable is drawn in do tight as to bring to ship directly over it.
The anchor is atrip
when it is lifted out of the ground.
The anchor is awash
when it is hove up to the surface of the water.
At anchor
To back an anchor
to increase the holding power by laying down a small anchor ahead of that by which the ship rides, with the cable fastened to the crown of the latter to prevent its coming home.
To cast anchor
to drop or let go an anchor to keep a ship at rest.
To cat the anchor
to hoist the anchor to the cathead and pass the ring-stopper.
To fish the anchor
to hoist the flukes to their resting place (called the bill-boards), and pass the shank painter.
To weigh anchor
to heave or raise the anchor so as to sail away.
v. t.1.To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.
[imp. & p. p. Anchored ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Anchoring.]
2.To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
v. i.1.To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream.
2.To stop; to fix or rest.
My invention . . . anchors on Isabel.
- Shak.
n.1.An anchoret.
Noun1.Anchoranchor - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
Synonyms: ground tackle
2.anchor - 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"
3.Anchoranchor - a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
Verb1.anchor - fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
Synonyms: ground
2.anchor - secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"

ANCHOR. A measure containing ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria.

(hypertext)anchor - (Or "span", "region", "button", "extent") An area within the content of a hypertext node (e.g. a web page) which is the source or destination of a link. A source anchor may be a word, phrase, image, or possibly the whole node. A destination anchor may be a whole node or some position within the node.

Typically, clicking with the mouse on a source anchor causes the link to be followed and the anchor at the opposite end of the link to be displayed. Anchors are highlighted in some way (either always, or when the mouse is over them), or they may be marked by a special symbol.

In HTML anchors are created with the .. construct. The opening A tag of a source anchor has an HREF (hypertext reference) attribute giving the destination in the form of a URL - usually a whole node or "page". E.g.

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Destination anchors are only used in HTML to name a position within a page using a NAME attribute. E.g.

The name or "fragment identifier" is appended to the URL of the page with a "#":


(Though it is generally better to break pages into smaller units than to have large pages with named sections).
To see an anchor in your dream, signifies stability, security and a solid foundation. To see an anchor, also symbolizes that you stand firmly on your views and opinions. On the other hand, an anchor may be seen as a symbol for something that is holding you back, and restraining your freedom. Consider you relationship that may not be working or a career that is going no where for you.Baldt anchor, Navy anchor, Northill anchor, affix, anchorage, annex, batten, batten down, belay, berth, billet at, bind, bivouac, bower, bridle, burrow, camp, cast anchor, catch, cement, chain, cinch, clamp, clinch, colonize, come to anchor, cramp, dinghy anchor, disembark, dock, domesticate, drag anchor, drogue, drop anchor, drop the hook, enchain, engraft, ensconce, entrammel, establish residence, fasten, fasten down, fetter, floating anchor, fluke, glue, graft, grapnel, grapple, gyve, hamper, handcuff, hive, hobble, hog-tie, holdfast, hook, hopple, imbed, inhabit, kedge, kedge anchor, kedge off, keep house, knit, lash, lash and tie, lay anchor, leash, live at, locate, mainstay, make fast, make secure, make sure, manacle, moor, mooring, mooring buoy, moorings, move, mudhook, mushroom anchor, nest, park, peg down, people, perch, picket, pin, pin down, pinion, plant, populate, put in irons, put to, relocate, reside, restrain, rivet, roost, rope, screw anchor, screw up, sea anchor, security, set, set to, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, shackle, shank, sheet anchor, sit down, slip, squat, stability, stabilizer, stand, starboard anchor, stay at, stock, straitjacket, strap, strike root, support, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tether, tie, tie down, tie up, tighten, trammel, trice up, trim
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Anchor buoy
anchor chain
Anchor escapement
Anchor ice
Anchor light
anchor ring
Anchor shot
Anchor space
Anchor stock
Anchor watch
anchorage ground
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