anchorage

[ ang-ker-ij ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ɪdʒ /

noun


Nearby words

  1. anchor ring,
  2. anchor shot,
  3. anchor span,
  4. anchor splint,
  5. anchor watch,
  6. anchoress,
  7. anchoret,
  8. anchoretic,
  9. anchorette,
  10. anchorite

Origin of anchorage

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

Anchorage

[ ang-ker-ij ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ɪdʒ /

noun

a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964.
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British Dictionary definitions for anchorage

anchorage

1
/ (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ) /

noun

noun

the cell or retreat of an anchorite

Anchorage

/ (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ) /

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

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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