anchor

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæŋkər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæŋkɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(angkər)


WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: device to secure a boat
Synonyms:
mooring, killick, grapnel, kedge, bower
Antonyms:
propeller, sail
Sense: Noun: anything that holds
Synonyms:
support , mainstay, ballast , safeguard, security , protection , hold , tie , clamp , fastener, hook , grip , clasp , chain , shackle, irons, pillar , lock , backbone , foothold, defense , defence (UK), cinch, lynchpin
Sense: Verb: make secure
Synonyms:
tie , tie down, tie up, secure , attach , fasten , clinch, make sth secure, shackle, fix , affix, fix sth in place, secure sth in place
Antonyms:
loosen, detach , disconnect , release , unfasten, unfix, pry off
Sense: Verb: drop an anchor
Synonyms:
drop anchor, lay anchor, cast anchor, moor , heave the hook
Antonyms:
embark, sail , set out for sea, weigh anchor, raise anchor, launch
Sense: Noun: news presenter
Synonyms:
anchorman, anchorwoman, newscaster, newsreader, host , commentator, reporter , TV reporter
Antonyms:
viewer , audience

'anchor' also found in these entries:
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.