anchor

[ ang-ker ]
/ ˈæŋ kər /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of anchor

First recorded before 900; Middle English anker, ancre, Old English ancor, ancer, ancra (compare Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German anker ), from Latin anc(h)ora, from Greek ánkȳra

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British Dictionary definitions for anchor

anchor
/ (ˈæŋkə) /

noun

verb

See also anchors

Word Origin for anchor

Old English ancor, from Latin ancora, from Greek ankura; related to Greek ankos bend; compare Latin uncus bent, hooked
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