anchor


anchor
01. The sailors couldn't pull up the [anchor] because it was caught on a rock.
02. We dropped [anchor] in a lovely little bay, and swam to shore.
03. The crew weighed [anchor] and sailed for home.
04. We [anchored] ourselves to a thick tree before beginning the climb down the cliff side.
05. Make sure the [anchor] bolt for the child's car seat is firmly attached.
06. The island is a popular [anchorage] for those looking for a quiet spot to set up camp for a few days.
07. We had to [anchor] our tent to heavy rocks to keep it from blowing away in the high winds on the mountainside.
08. The captain ordered the crew to drop [anchor].
09. They [anchored] the ship in the harbor, and launched a small party to meet with the natives.
10. Despite his wanderings around the globe, Hartford has always remained an [anchor] for him throughout his life.
11. Many news [anchors] in the U.S. are originally from Canada because the Canadian accent is thought to be fairly neutral sounding.
12. The station has just hired its first female [anchor] for their nightly news show.
13. The churches of America's immigrants have played a vital role by helping to provide an ethnic [anchor] in an alien society.
14. We [anchored] the boat offshore and stayed there because we were afraid of the wild animals that were walking around on the beach.
15. A Dutch proverb notes that it's better to lose the [anchor] than the whole ship.
16. Epictetus once observed that a ship should not ride on a single [anchor], nor life on a single hope.
17. Arnold Glasgow once advised, "Don't part company with your ideals. They are [anchors] in a storm."
18. Sophocles once suggested that children are the [anchors] that hold a mother to life.
19. The resort is [anchored] by a spectacular hotel.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • anchor — [aŋ′kər] n. [ME anker < OE ancor < L anc(h)ora < Gr ankyra, an anchor, hook < IE base * ank , to bend > ANKLE] 1. a heavy object, usually a shaped iron weight with flukes, lowered by cable or chain to the bottom of a body of water… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • anchor — (ant. y pop. en algunos sitios) m. Anchura. * * * anchor. m. p. us. anchura (ǁ la menor de las dimensiones de las figuras planas) …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • anchor — ► NOUN ▪ a heavy object used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes. ► VERB 1) moor with an anchor. 2) secure firmly in position. ORIGIN Greek ankura …   English terms dictionary