- 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 anchoringsecure, dock, fix, attach, moor, fasten, plant, drop, berth, stay, catch, tie, imbed
Examples from the Web for anchoring
Contemporary Examples of anchoring
Anchoring this cast is the well-known actor Makram Khoury, who also appeared in a question-and-answer session after the film.'It's Better To Jump' Tackles Gentrification in Akka
November 20, 2013
Although she was sometimes described as ‘wild’ herself, she was actually a calming, anchoring influence on Harry.Naked Prince Harry Photos Shock
August 22, 2012
Olbermann did plenty of promotional tweets when he was anchoring.Keith Olbermann’s Angry Email Trail Traces Breakup With Current TV
April 1, 2012
ABC's Diane Sawyer is anchoring a special on the new material Tuesday night.Jackie O’s Dark Side
September 13, 2011
And on the April 2007 day that the three were exonerated, she found it necessary to be elsewhere instead of anchoring her show.Nancy Grace Has Feelings, Too
July 9, 2011
Historical Examples of anchoring
What was their motive in anchoring the Minnie B in the middle of the Sargasso?The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
On that Wolverstone turned to give his attention to the operation of anchoring.Captain Blood
Under it, and anchoring it, was a concrete wall all around the city.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
On the day after their anchoring, a large canoe put off from the mainland.At the Point of the Bayonet
G. A. Henty
On her anchoring in the Bay of Good Success, several of the party went on shore.Captain Cook
- 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.