Definition of anchor
a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other.
A ship had thrown its anchor down near desolate shores, constantly ravaged and pummeled by persistent waves.
act as an anchor for (a television program or sporting event).
M. Ramesh, who anchors the popular breakfast show Vanakkam Thamizhagam, is a familiar face on the small screen.
an anchorman or anchorwoman, especially in broadcasting or athletics.
You can't have a situation where your anchor is not fully able to do any story on any subject especially on the president of the United States.
moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor.
A ship is anchored and ready to set sail for England on my command.
Example of anchor
‘I hope to be an anchor to bring the stability to look at the economic and political coverage of the paper,’ he said.
Also in the bay is the anchor and chain from the Rhone, only discovered encrusted in coral a few years previously.
Although permission was granted last year for that development, work has yet to begin on the 14-acres site even though anchor tenant Woodies has already signed up.
an anchor chain
Authors are separated to encourage browsing, or placed together to provide a stable anchor .
Competition for anchor stores in shopping centres remains robust with Dunnes, Superquinn, Marks and Spencers and Tesco all hoping to expand their presence.
Forward of the boilers there is little but scraps of metal, except for the anchor winch, chains and anchors.
Gavin Esler has been a news anchor on BBC News 24 since 1997.
He also has the credit of being the youngest artiste to anchor television programmes.
He climbed up the anchor chain of a Greek ship, pried open the hatch and lay for three days under a lifeboat, coming out into the light as the ship was passing through the Suez Canal.