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1. anchor

verb. ['ˈæŋkɝ'] fix firmly and stably.

Synonyms

  • secure
  • fasten
  • ground

Antonyms

  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain

Etymology

  • anker (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Anchor

  • betancur
  • tanker
  • shanker
  • sanker
  • ranker
  • rancor
  • manker
  • hanker
  • danker
  • canker
  • banker
  • anker

Example sentences of the word anchor


1. Verb, base form
Then use pan head screws to anchor the screws in place.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Drill a hole in the wall, insert the anchor and use a hammer to tap it into place.

3. Verb, past participle
Once the rope has been tied, cut and anchor to the stakes.

Quotes containing the word anchor


1. People, I guess, generally come to see me do stand-up with a working knowledge of my broad sense of humor on 'The Daily Show'... I don't think anyone would mistake me as an actual anchor.
- John Oliver

2. We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor.
- Ezra Taft Benson

3. My mom taught me the power of love. I learned to focus on the long-term big picture from my father. His sense of humor and light-hearted approach always make me smile. My husband is a pivotal anchor in my life. His influence encourages me to be independent and take risks.
- Padmasree Warrior

2. egg-and-anchor

noun. a decorative molding; a series of egg-shaped figures alternating with another shape.

Synonyms

  • egg-and-tongue
  • molding
  • moulding

3. anchor

verb. ['ˈæŋkɝ'] secure a vessel with an anchor.

Synonyms

  • drop anchor
  • secure
  • cast anchor
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin
  • untie

Etymology

  • anker (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. anchor

noun. ['ˈæŋkɝ'] a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving.

Synonyms

  • sheet anchor
  • vessel
  • mooring anchor
  • waist anchor
  • flue
  • hook
  • claw
  • grapnel anchor
  • grapnel
  • stem
  • ground tackle
  • watercraft
  • fluke
  • shank

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • unhook
  • rear
  • forbid

Etymology

  • anker (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. anchor

noun. ['ˈæŋkɝ'] a central cohesive source of support and stability.

Synonyms

  • keystone
  • support
  • backbone
  • linchpin
  • lynchpin

Antonyms

  • boycott
  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate

Etymology

  • anker (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. anchor

noun. ['ˈæŋkɝ'] a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute.

Synonyms

  • TV reporter
  • television newscaster
  • anchorman
  • anchorperson
  • TV newsman

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • anker (Middle English (1100-1500))
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