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Overview of noun anchor

The noun anchor has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) anchor, ground tackle

(a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving)

2. (1) anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin

(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. anchor, anchorman, anchorperson

(a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute)


Overview of verb anchor

The verb anchor has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) anchor, ground

(fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete")

2. (3) anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor

(secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore")

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