anchorage

[ ang-ker-ij ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ɪdʒ /

noun

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Origin of anchorage

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

Definition for anchorage (2 of 2)

Anchorage
[ ang-ker-ij ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ɪdʒ /

noun

a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964.
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British Dictionary definitions for anchorage (1 of 3)

anchorage1
/ (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for anchorage (2 of 3)

anchorage2
/ (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ) /

noun

the cell or retreat of an anchorite

British Dictionary definitions for anchorage (3 of 3)

Anchorage
/ (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ) /

noun

the largest city in Alaska, a port in the south, at the head of Cook Inlet. Pop: 270 951 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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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Cultural definitions for anchorage

Anchorage

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

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