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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 Chain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] a series of things depending on each other as if linked together.

Synonyms

  • catena
  • series
  • concatenation

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • finish
  • head
  • rear

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule).

Synonyms

  • ring
  • long-chain molecule
  • chemical chain
  • closed chain
  • long chain
  • unit
  • open chain
  • building block

Antonyms

  • closed chain
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • incapability

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament.

Synonyms

  • anchor chain
  • watch guard
  • paper chain
  • anchor rope
  • chain printer
  • snow chain
  • ligament
  • bicycle chain
  • cycle
  • tire chain
  • bicycle
  • chain tongs
  • fob
  • watch chain
  • chatelaine
  • pull chain
  • bike

Antonyms

  • walk
  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership.

Synonyms

  • discount chain
  • chain store
  • business concern
  • business organisation
  • restaurant chain
  • retail chain
  • business
  • apparel chain
  • business organization

Antonyms

  • prevent
  • failing
  • stay
  • running

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] anything that acts as a restraint.

Synonyms

  • restraint

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • decertify

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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