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anchors, plural;
  1. Moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor
    • - the ship was anchored in the lee of the island
    • - we anchored in the harbor
  2. Secure firmly in position
    • - with cords and pitons they anchored him to the rock
    • - the tail is used as a hook with which the fish anchors itself to coral
    • - the first baseman is anchored to the bag
  3. Provide with a firm basis or foundation
    • - it is important that policy be anchored to some acceptable theoretical basis
  4. Act as an anchor for (a television program or sporting event)
    • - she anchored a television documentary series in the early 1980s
  1. A heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other

  2. A person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
    • - the European Community is the economic anchor of the New Europe
  3. A store, e.g., a department store, that is the principal tenant of a mall or a shopping center

  4. An anchorman or anchorwoman, esp. in broadcasting or athletics
    • - he signed off after nineteen years as CBS news anchor

  1. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  2. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
  3. 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"
  4. secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
  5. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
  6. An anchor is a heavy object, often made out of metal, that is used to attach a ship to the bottom of a body of water at a specific point to act as a weight to keep the ship from moving. There are two primary classes of anchors—temporary and permanent. ...
  7. Anchor is the debut album of Trespassers William, released in 1999 on Sonikwire Records. The album is long out of print, but has found new life on iTunes, due to their exposure on The O.C. and One Tree Hill. ...
  8. Anchor is a brand of dairy products that was founded in New Zealand in 1886 and is one of the key brands owned by the New Zealand based international exporter Fonterra Co−operative Group. In Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan the Fernleaf brand is used in place of Anchor.
  9. In rock climbing, an anchor can be any way of attaching the climber, the rope, or a load to rock, ice, steep dirt, or a building by either permanent or temporary means. ...
  10. Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing, care and support to people over 55 years old. Registered as a charity, it is one of the largest in the UK, with a turnover of £267 million in 2008/09., pp. 7. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
  11. An HTML element is an individual component of an HTML document. HTML documents are composed of a tree of HTML elements and other nodes, such as text nodes. Each element can have attributes specified. Elements can also have content, including other elements and text. ...
  12. A tool used to moor a vessel to the bottom of a sea or river to resist movement; Generic term to refer to the combined anchoring gear (anchor, rode, and fittings such as bitts, cat, and windlass. ...
  13. ("Anchored") means that the object does not have a fixed position on the page, but rather is "anchored" to a particular position in the text. If the text surrounding the anchor moves "up" or "down" (eg: the users adds or deletes text preceding) then the anchored object will move accordingly. ...
  14. (Anchored) Adequately secured to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement.
  15. (Anchored) boat: Security; stable relationship or situation; opposite of drifting.
  16. (anchors) types of stonework include those made of flat stock (strap, cramps, dovetails, dowel, strap and dowel, and two-way anchors) and round stock (rod cramp, rod anchor, eyebolt and dowel, flat-hood wall tie and dowel, dowel and wire toggle bolts).
  17. (Anchors) Metal or strap usually made of brass, stainless steel or galvanized steel. Anchors are used to tie a wall (brick, block or stone) to another structure.
  18. (Anchors) Rail-fastening devices used to resist the longitudinal movement of rail under traffic and to maintain proper expansion allowance at joint gaps for temperature changes.
  19. (Anchors) Used to attach the foot plates to the floor. Generally 4” to  4-1/2” long x 3/4” to 5/8” wide . Holes are drilled in the flooring and the anchors are set in place.
  20. (Anchors) any number of plastic or metal devices designed to keep the backstays of a goal firmly in contact with the earth.
  21. (Anchors) usually masonry fixing bolts of one sort or another.
  22. (anchors) Cells listed in a range address, for example, in the formula = SUM(A1:A15), A1 and A15 are anchors.   (spreadsheet application)
  23. (anchors) brakes; e.g., I nearly went through the windscreen when he slammed on the anchors.
  24. Anchors are items that serve as reference points from which other items in the series or other points in the scale are judged or compared.
  25. Ancient anchors were similar in form to those which we use now. except that they were without flukes. The ship in which Paul was sailing had four anchors on board. The sailors on this occasion anchored by the stern. (Acts 27:29)