- money charged for the right to anchor, as in a port
- an anchoring or being anchored
- a place to anchor
- something that can be firmly held on to or relied on
seaport in S Alas., on Cook Inlet
Origin of Anchoragefrom the anchoring there of early supply ships
- A place for anchoring.
- A fee charged for the privilege of anchoring.
- The act of anchoring or the condition of being at anchor.
- A means of securing or stabilizing: The central bank was the anchorage of the financial community.
A city of southern Alaska on Cook Inlet south-southwest of Fairbanks. Founded in 1915 as construction headquarters for the Alaska Railroad, it is the largest city in the state.x
- (nautical) A harbor, river, or offshore area that can accommodate a ship at anchor, either for quarantine, queuing, or discharge. .
- (nautical) A fee charged for anchoring.
- That into which something is anchored or fastened.
- the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge
- (medicine) The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs.
- The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
- The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
- (figuratively) Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
anchor + -age
- The Pescadore lalands afford the best anchorage in this part of Japan.
- The anchorage is good and safe, and the harbour is one of the best on the Pacific coast of South America.
- Long and anchorage in six fathoms. A considerable trade is done.
- It commands a fine harbour, affording safe anchorage for the greater part of the year.
- The receiving-dock and the anchorage for torpedo boats, with its wide landing-stage, form dependencies.