- the person on a team, especially a relay team, who competes last.
- the person farthest to the rear on a tug-of-war team.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of anchor
Related Words for anchoredsecure, dock, fix, attach, moor, fasten, plant, drop, berth, stay, catch, tie, imbed
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Contemporary Examples of anchored
This mid-election cycle enthusiasm is anchored in recent polling and other factors, Republican strategists and pollsters say.Yes Republicans, Tell Us Again How You Hate Obamacare
January 6, 2014
Articulating a strong pro-growth message that is anchored in the bedrock of a strong education would be a nice place to start.An Inconvenient Truth: Neither Party Is Serious About Diversity
December 6, 2013
IDF's Military Advocate General: legality of training is anchored in principles of 'belligerent occupation.'Syrian Baby Born in Israeli Hospital
November 4, 2013
Ben-Gurion kept his word, and the Orthodox monopoly was anchored in other developments, as well.Breaking Down Israel’s Orthodox Monopoly, One Rabbi at a Time
Brent E. Sasley
May 31, 2013
Inventors worked on tornado-safe beds, anchored by foam-lined steel bunkers instead of box springs.Moore, Oklahoma, May Be the Tornado Capital of America
May 21, 2013
Historical Examples of anchored
As it was, we beat out with flying colours, and anchored a few miles from the light.
We were the third from the van, and we all anchored within canister range.
We lay-to off the Cape two days, and then ran into Gibraltar, and anchored.
The ship had a good run from off Mahon to Leghorn where we anchored in the outer roads.
We anchored first at the Rock, but next day crossed over to the Spanish coast.
- a metal cramp, bolt, or similar fitting, esp one used to make a connection to masonry
- (as modifier)anchor bolt; anchor plate
Word Origin for anchor
Old English ancor, borrowed 9c. from Latin ancora "anchor," from or cognate with Greek ankyra "anchor, hook" (see ankle). A very early borrowing and said to be the only Latin nautical term used in the Germanic languages. The -ch- form emerged late 16c., a pedantic imitation of a corrupt spelling of the Latin word. The figurative sense of "that which gives stability or security" is from late 14c. Meaning "host or presenter of a TV or radio program" is from 1965, short for anchorman.
c.1200, from anchor (n.). Related: Anchored; anchoring.