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Definition of 'anchor'

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  1. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
       Synonyms: ground tackle
  2. a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
       Synonyms: mainstay keystone backbone linchpin lynchpin
  3. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
       Synonyms: anchorman anchorperson


  1. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
       Synonyms: ground
  2. secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
       Synonyms: cast anchor drop anchor

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