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anchor
n. heavy object placed in the water in order to hold boats in place; main broadcaster on a TV or radio program, broadcaster; source of security or stability, refuge; text used as the start or end of a hypertext link (Internet)
 
v. attach firmly, fasten tightly; drop an anchor (from a boat)

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An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current. The word derives from Latin ancora, which itself comes from the Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura).

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Noun
1. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
(synonym) ground tackle
(hypernym) hook, claw
(hyponym) grapnel, grapnel anchor
(part-holonym) vessel, watercraft
(part-meronym) fluke, flue
(derivation) cast anchor, drop anchor
2. 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"
(synonym) mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin
(hypernym) support
(derivation) ground
3. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
(synonym) anchorman, anchorperson
(hypernym) television reporter, television newscaster, TV reporter, TV newsman

Verb
1. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
(synonym) ground
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
(derivation) mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin
2. secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
(synonym) cast anchor, drop anchor
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
(derivation) ground tackle


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anchor
nm. width, breadth; fullness; comfort

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n. kotva
 
v. zakotvit; uchytit


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