Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun anchor

3 senses of anchor

Sense 1
anchor, ground tackle -- (a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving)
       => hook, claw -- (a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something)

Sense 2
anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin -- (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")
       => support -- (something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans")

Sense 3
anchor, anchorman, anchorperson -- (a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute)
       => television reporter, television newscaster, TV reporter, TV newsman -- (someone who reports news stories via television)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb anchor

2 senses of anchor

Sense 1
anchor, ground -- (fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 2
anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor -- (secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

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