anchor

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
anchor

Plural
anchors

An anchor
  1. (countable) An anchor is a large heavy weight, attached to a boat by a rope and dropped to the bottom of the water, to hold the boat in place.


Verb[change]

Plain form
anchor

Third-person singular
anchors

Past tense
anchored

Past participle
anchored

Present participle
anchoring

  1. If you anchor something, you hold it in place with an anchor.
    We'll anchor the boat tonight so we don't go anywhere while we sleep.