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 for anchor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anchor \An"chor\ ([a^][ng]"k[~e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor,
     oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. 'a`gkyra,
     akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See Angle, n.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The common anchor consists of a straight bar called a
           shank, having at one end a transverse bar called a
           stock, above which is a ring for the cable, and at the
           other end the crown, from which branch out two or more
           arms with flukes, forming with the shank a suitable
           angle to enter the ground.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Formerly the largest and strongest anchor was the sheet
           anchor (hence, Fig., best hope or last refuge), called
           also waist anchor. Now the bower and the sheet anchor
           are usually alike. Then came the best bower and the
           small bower (so called from being carried on the bows).
           The stream anchor is one fourth the weight of the bower
           anchor. Kedges or kedge anchors are light anchors used
           in warping.
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     2. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on
        which we place dependence for safety.
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              Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul. --Heb.
                                                    vi. 19.
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     4. (Her.) An emblem of hope.
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     5. (Arch.)
        (a) A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building
            together.
        (b) 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.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Zool.) One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain
        sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain
        Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Television) an achorman, anchorwoman, or
        anchorperson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Anchor ice. See under Ice. 
  
     Anchor light See the vocabulary.
  
     Anchor ring. (Math.) Same as Annulus, 2 (b).
  
     Anchor shot See the vocabulary.
  
     Anchor space See the vocabulary.
  
     Anchor stock (Naut.), the crossbar at the top of the shank
        at right angles to the arms.
  
     Anchor watch See the vocabulary.
  
     The anchor comes home, when it drags over the bottom as the
        ship drifts.
  
     Foul anchor, the anchor when it hooks, or is entangled
        with, another anchor, or with a cable or wreck, or when
        the slack cable is entangled.
  
     The anchor is acockbill, when it is suspended
        perpendicularly from the cathead, ready to be let go.
  
     The anchor is apeak, when the cable is drawn in so tight as
        to bring the ship directly over it.
  
     The anchor is atrip, or aweigh, when it is lifted out of
        the ground.
  
     The anchor is awash, when it is hove up to the surface of
        the water.
  
     At anchor, anchored.
  
     To back an anchor, to increase the holding power by laying
        down a small anchor ahead of that by which the ship rides,
        with the cable fastened to the crown of the latter to
        prevent its coming home.
  
     To cast anchor, to drop or let go an anchor to keep a ship
        at rest.
  
     To cat the anchor, to hoist the anchor to the cathead and
        pass the ring-stopper.
  
     To fish the anchor, to hoist the flukes to their resting
        place (called the bill-boards), and pass the shank
        painter.
  
     To weigh anchor, to heave or raise the anchor so as to sail
        away.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anchor \An"chor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anchored; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Anchoring.] [Cf. F. ancrer.]
     1. To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor
        a ship.
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     2. To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to
        anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Till that my nails were anchored in thine eyes.
                                                    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anchor \An"chor\, v. i.
     1. To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the
        captain) anchored in the stream.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To stop; to fix or rest.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              My invention . . . anchors on Isabel. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anchor \An"chor\, n. [OE. anker, ancre, AS. ancra, fr. L.
     anachoreta. See Anchoret.]
     An anchoret. [Obs.] --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  anchor
      n 1: a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
           [syn: anchor, ground tackle]
      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" [syn:
         anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin,
         lynchpin]
      3: a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which
         several correspondents contribute [syn: anchor,
         anchorman, anchorperson]
      v 1: fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
           [syn: anchor, ground]
      2: secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
         [syn: anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "anchor":
     Baldt anchor, Navy anchor, Northill anchor, affix, anchorage,
     annex, attach, batten, batten down, belay, berth, billet at, bind,
     bivouac, bower, bridle, burrow, camp, cast anchor, catch, cement,
     chain, cinch, clamp, clinch, colonize, come to anchor, cramp,
     dinghy anchor, disembark, dock, domesticate, drag anchor, drogue,
     drop anchor, drop the hook, enchain, engraft, ensconce, entrammel,
     establish residence, fasten, fasten down, fetter, fix,
     floating anchor, fluke, glue, graft, grapnel, grapple, gyve,
     hamper, handcuff, hive, hobble, hog-tie, holdfast, hook, hopple,
     imbed, inhabit, kedge, kedge anchor, kedge off, keep house, knit,
     lash, lash and tie, lay anchor, leash, live at, locate, mainstay,
     make fast, make secure, make sure, manacle, moor, mooring,
     mooring buoy, moorings, move, mudhook, mushroom anchor, nest, park,
     peg down, people, perch, picket, pin, pin down, pinion, plant,
     populate, put in irons, put to, relocate, reside, restrain, rivet,
     roost, rope, screw anchor, screw up, sea anchor, secure, security,
     set, set to, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down,
     shackle, shank, sheet anchor, sit down, slip, squat, stability,
     stabilizer, stand, starboard anchor, stay at, stock, straitjacket,
     strap, strike root, support, take residence at, take root,
     take up residence, tether, tie, tie down, tie up, tighten, trammel,
     trice up, trim
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  hypertext link
  anchor
  hyperlink
  
      (Or "{hyperlink", "button", formerly "span",
     "region", "extent") A pointer from within the content of one
     hypertext node (e.g. a web page) to another node.  In
     HTML (the language used to write web pages), the source and
     destination of a link are known as "anchors".  A source
     anchor may be a word, phrase, image or the whole node.  A
     destination anchor may be a whole node or some position within
     the node.
  
     A hypertext browser displays source anchors in some
     distinctive way.  When the user activates the link (e.g. by
     clicking on it with the mouse), the browser displays the
     destination anchor to which the link refers.  Anchors should
     be recognisable at all times, not, for example, only when the
     mouse is over them.  Originally links were always underlined
     but the modern preference is to use bold text.
  
     In HTML, anchors are created with .. anchor
     elements.  The opening "a" tag of a source anchor has an
     "href" (hypertext reference) attribute giving the
     destination in the form of a URL - usually a whole "page".
     E.g.
  
     	">http://foldoc.org/">
     	Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
  
     Destination anchors can be used in HTML to name a position
     within a page using a "name" attribute.  E.g.
  
     	
  
     The name or "fragment identifier" is appended to the URL of
     the page after a "#":
  
     	http://fairystory.com/goldilocks.html#chapter3
  
     (2008-12-10)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Anchor
     From Acts 27:29, 30, 40, it would appear that the Roman vessels
     carried several anchors, which were attached to the stern as
     well as to the prow. The Roman anchor, like the modern one, had
     two teeth or flukes. In Heb. 6:19 the word is used
     metaphorically for that which supports or keeps one steadfast in
     the time of trial or of doubt. It is an emblem of hope.
     
       "If you fear,
     
       Put all your trust in God: that anchor holds."
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ANCHOR. A measure containing ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria.
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Anchor, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    175
     Housing Units (2000): 68
     Land area (2000):     0.193467 sq. miles (0.501076 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.193467 sq. miles (0.501076 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01361
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             40.567617 N, 88.538784 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     61720
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Anchor, IL
      Anchor
  

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