• heavy object placed in the water in order to hold boats in place; main broadcaster on a tv or radio program, broadcaster; source of security or stability, refuge; text used as the start or end of a hypertext link (internet)
• attach firmly, fasten tightly; drop an anchor (from a boat)
• an anchor is a heavy hooked object attached to a chain that is dropped from a boat into the water to make the boat stay in one place.
• when a boat anchors or when you anchor it, its anchor is dropped into the water to make it stay in one place.
• if you anchor an object, you prevent it from moving by fixing it firmly to something that is stationary.
• an anchor of a broadcast is a person, usually based in a studio, who acts as a link between parts of a programme. count noun here but can be used as a verb with object. e.g. in 1946 he came back...to anchor the `world news roundup' on radio.
• fee paid for anchoring a boat
• an anchor man of a radio or television broadcast is a person, usually based in a studio, who acts as a link between different parts of a programme and, for example, maintains contact with people and reporters who are outside the studio.
• drop an anchor (to hold a boat or ship in place)
come to an anchor
• settle; come to source of security or stability
• lower the anchor of a ship
purchase an anchor
• raise anchor, pull up the anchor
raised the anchor
• lifted the anchor in preparation for sailing
• drogue, device used to hold a ship in one place while at sea ...