anchorage

[ang-ker-ij]

noun


Origin of anchorage

First recorded in 1400–50, anchorage is from the late Middle English word ankerage. See anchor, -age

Anchorage

[ang-ker-ij]

noun

a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964.
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Contemporary Examples of anchorage

Historical Examples of anchorage

  • There ought to have been a tranquil bark in such an anchorage, and there was.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • It pushed its way to the water at her very feet, and chose that as its anchorage.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • Why else should she move from her anchorage thus in the dead of night?

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The yacht had gone off to her anchorage, and we had to wait some time for a boat.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • The anchorage is protected from all winds except those from the south-east.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey



British Dictionary definitions for anchorage

anchorage

1

noun

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

anchorage

2

noun

the cell or retreat of an anchorite

Anchorage

noun

the largest city in Alaska, a port in the south, at the head of Cook Inlet. Pop: 270 951 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for anchorage
n.

mid-14c., "toll or charge for anchoring" (see anchor (v.) + -age. Meaning "act of dropping anchor, being at anchor" is from 1610s; that of "place suitable for anchoring" is from 1706. The Alaska city of Anchorage was founded 1914.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for anchorage

anchorage

[ăngkər-ĭj]

n.

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.
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Culture definitions for anchorage

Anchorage

City in south-central Alaska; largest city in the state.

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