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Word

Anchor

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2 Syllables

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an-chor

Definition

  • n. - 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.
  • n. - 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.
  • n. - Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety.
  • n. - An emblem of hope.
  • n. - A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.
  • n. - Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; -- a part of the ornaments of certain moldings. It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament.


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