anchor

[ ang-ker ]
/ ˈæŋ kər /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. ancestress,
  2. ancestry,
  3. anch'ing,
  4. anchises,
  5. ancho,
  6. anchor baby,
  7. anchor ball,
  8. anchor bed,
  9. anchor bell,
  10. anchor bolt

Idioms

Origin of anchor

before 900; Middle English anker, ancre, Old English ancor, ancer, ancra (compare Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German anker) < Latin anc(h)ora < 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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Word Origin and History for anchor
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