The definition of an anchor is a weight dropped into the water to stop the movement of a boat or other floating object.(noun)
A heavy weight connected to a ship by a chain is an example of a type of anchor.
Anchor is defined as to fix or fasten.(verb)
An example of anchor is to secure a boat to the dock with rope.
See anchor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME anker < OE ancor < L anc(h)ora < Gr ankyra, an anchor, hook < IE base *ank-, to bend > ankle
See anchor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English anker, ancher
Origin: , from Old English ancor
Origin: , from Latin ancora, anchora
Origin: , from Greek ankura.
top to bottom: Danforth, admiralty, and stockless anchors
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