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Synonyms for anchor
ˈæŋ kər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anchor, ground tackle(noun)

    a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

    Synonyms:
    ground tackle, backbone, lynchpin, linchpin, anchorperson, anchorman, keystone, mainstay

  2. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    anchorman, key, linchpin, ground tackle, lynchpin, rachis, headstone, grit, sand, anchorperson, spinal column, keystone, guts, back, backbone, pillar, spine, mainstay, moxie, gumption, vertebral column

  3. anchor, anchorman, anchorperson(verb)

    a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

    Synonyms:
    ground tackle, backbone, lynchpin, linchpin, anchorperson, anchorman, keystone, mainstay

  4. anchor, ground(verb)

    fix firmly and stably

    "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

    Synonyms:
    prime, base, run aground, cast anchor, strand, undercoat, drop anchor, found, establish, ground

  5. anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor(verb)

    secure a vessel with an anchor

    "We anchored at Baltimore"

    Synonyms:
    ground, cast anchor, drop anchor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anchor(n)

    Synonyms:
    (small) kedge, grapnel, grapline, killock

How to pronounce anchor?

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Veena
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How to say anchor in sign language?

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How to use anchor in a sentence?

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind, and somtimes agaisnt it - but sail we must. And not drift, nor lie at anchor.

  2. Peter Larson:

    Ever since we created that little museum on our parents' ranch, it's always been our dream to have a museum here in Hill City (South Dakota), and finding Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex -- here's the anchor for the museum.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Have you got a local mind? Broaden it! Have you got an international mind? Broaden it! Have you got a universal mind? It is not enough, because there are other universes. Broaden it! Broaden your mind till you get a multi-universal mind! And yet, this is not enough too! Broaden it! Leave your village; leave your city; leave your country; leave the earth; leave the universe; leave all the universes! Don’t let your mind to cast anchor in any port! Narrow mind is the greatest enemy of the truth! The best mind is the one which has no frontiers!

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Visit the port of goodness often; if you can, cast your anchor over there!

  5. Samuel Rodriguez:

    No one should be using the phrase 'anchor baby,' these are babies created in the image of God.


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