- that portion of a harbor or area outside a harbor suitable for anchoring or in which ships are permitted to anchor.
- a charge for occupying such an area.
- the act of anchoring or the state of being anchored.
- that to which anything is fastened.
- a means of anchoring or making fast.
- something that can be relied on: The Bible is her anchorage.
- (in a suspension bridge) a massive masonry or concrete construction securing a cable at each end.
- an abutment.
- the locking in of a tooth filling by means of an undercut.
Origin of anchorage
- a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964.
Examples from the Web for anchorage
Contemporary Examples of anchorage
Those were the last words Charlo Greene said as a reporter for KTVA TV in Anchorage, Alaska.Bent iPhones, Daily Show vs. Redskins, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
September 28, 2014
When: July 18-19 Getting there: There are daily flights to Cordova from both Anchorage and Seattle (via Juneau).America’s Best Summer Food Festivals
July 5, 2014
But in many ways, the route from Anchorage to Nome was almost the easy part.Jamaica, We Have a Dogsled Team
Allen St. John
March 25, 2014
You see that play out in places like Anchorage, the rape capital of the United States, where Native women are targeted in bars.Native American Nightmare
October 27, 2011
Soon Shawn will make another trip to Anchorage, a place he described to Karen as "overrated," she says.Alleged Palin Stalker's Mom Speaks
August 21, 2011
Historical Examples of anchorage
There ought to have been a tranquil bark in such an anchorage, and there was.A Tale of Two Cities
It pushed its way to the water at her very feet, and chose that as its anchorage.A Spirit in Prison
Why else should she move from her anchorage thus in the dead of night?The Sea-Hawk
The yacht had gone off to her anchorage, and we had to wait some time for a boat.
The anchorage is protected from all winds except those from the south-east.
- the act of anchoring
- any place where a vessel is anchored
- a place designated for vessels to anchor
- a fee imposed for anchoring
- anything used as an anchor
- a source of security or strength
- something that supplies a secure hold for something else
- the cell or retreat of an anchorite
- the largest city in Alaska, a port in the south, at the head of Cook Inlet. Pop: 270 951 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for anchorage
- The surgical fixation of loose or prolapsed abdominal or pelvic organs.
- The part to which something is secured or stabilized.
- A tooth or an implanted tooth substitute to which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restorative material is fastened.
- The resistance to displacement offered by an anatomical structure used to help move a tooth.
City in south-central Alaska; largest city in the state.