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A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted.
Matthew Barney

Meaning of "anchor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ANCHOR

Old English ancor, from Latin ancora, from Greek ankura; related to Greek ankos bend; compare Latin uncus bent, hooked.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ANCHOR

anchor  [ˈæŋkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANCHOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anchor is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb anchor in English.

WHAT DOES ANCHOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

anchor

Anchor

An anchor is a device normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current. The word derives from Latin ancora, which itself comes from the Greek ἄγκυρα. Anchors can either be temporary or permanent. A permanent anchor is used in the creation of a mooring, and is rarely moved; a specialist service is normally needed to move or maintain it. Vessels carry one or more temporary anchors, which may be of different designs and weights. A sea anchor is a drogue, not in contact with the seabed, used to control a drifting vessel.

Definition of anchor in the English dictionary

The first definition of anchor in the dictionary is any of several devices, usually of steel, attached to a vessel by a cable and dropped overboard so as to grip the bottom and restrict the vessel's movement. Other definition of anchor is an object used to hold something else firmly in place. Anchor is also a source of stability or security.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ANCHOR

PRESENT

Present
I anchor
you anchor
he/she/it anchors
we anchor
you anchor
they anchor
Present continuous
I am anchoring
you are anchoring
he/she/it is anchoring
we are anchoring
you are anchoring
they are anchoring
Present perfect
I have anchored
you have anchored
he/she/it has anchored
we have anchored
you have anchored
they have anchored
Present perfect continuous
I have been anchoring
you have been anchoring
he/she/it has been anchoring
we have been anchoring
you have been anchoring
they have been anchoring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I anchored
you anchored
he/she/it anchored
we anchored
you anchored
they anchored
Past continuous
I was anchoring
you were anchoring
he/she/it was anchoring
we were anchoring
you were anchoring
they were anchoring
Past perfect
I had anchored
you had anchored
he/she/it had anchored
we had anchored
you had anchored
they had anchored
Past perfect continuous
I had been anchoring
you had been anchoring
he/she/it had been anchoring
we had been anchoring
you had been anchoring
they had been anchoring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will anchor
you will anchor
he/she/it will anchor
we will anchor
you will anchor
they will anchor
Future continuous
I will be anchoring
you will be anchoring
he/she/it will be anchoring
we will be anchoring
you will be anchoring
they will be anchoring
Future perfect
I will have anchored
you will have anchored
he/she/it will have anchored
we will have anchored
you will have anchored
they will have anchored
Future perfect continuous
I will have been anchoring
you will have been anchoring
he/she/it will have been anchoring
we will have been anchoring
you will have been anchoring
they will have been anchoring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would anchor
you would anchor
he/she/it would anchor
we would anchor
you would anchor
they would anchor
Conditional continuous
I would be anchoring
you would be anchoring
he/she/it would be anchoring
we would be anchoring
you would be anchoring
they would be anchoring
Conditional perfect
I would have anchor
you would have anchor
he/she/it would have anchor
we would have anchor
you would have anchor
they would have anchor
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been anchoring
you would have been anchoring
he/she/it would have been anchoring
we would have been anchoring
you would have been anchoring
they would have been anchoring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you anchor
we let´s anchor
you anchor
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to anchor
Past participle
anchored
Present Participle
anchoring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANCHOR


anker
ˈæŋkə
Bangka
ˈbæŋkə
Banka
ˈbæŋkə
banker
ˈbæŋkə
barranca
bəˈræŋkə
canker
ˈkæŋkə
Casablanca
ˌkæsəˈblæŋkə
flanker
ˈflæŋkə
hanker
ˈhæŋkə
janker
ˈdʒæŋkə
rancour
ˈræŋkə
ranker
ˈræŋkə
spanker
ˈspæŋkə
stratotanker
ˈstrætəʊˌtæŋkə
supertanker
ˈsuːpəˌtæŋkə
tanker
ˈtæŋkə
thangka
ˈθæŋkə
wanker
ˈwæŋkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANCHOR

ancho
anchor ice
anchor ring
anchorage
anchorage dues
anchorage point
anchoress
anchoret
anchoretic
anchoretical
anchorette
anchorite
anchoritic
anchoritical
anchoritically
anchorless
anchorman
anchormen
anchorperson
anchors

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANCHOR

at anchor
cast anchor
crown and anchor
disanchor
drag anchor
drift anchor
egg and anchor
ichor
isochor
parachor
petrichor
ride at anchor
sea anchor
sheet anchor
unanchor
up-anchor
weigh anchor

Synonyms and antonyms of anchor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ANCHOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «anchor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of anchor

Translation of «anchor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANCHOR

Find out the translation of anchor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of anchor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anchor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ancla
570 millions of speakers

English

anchor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंगर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِرْسَاة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

якорь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

âncora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নোঙ্গর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ancre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sauh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jangkar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mỏ neo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நங்கூரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अँकर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çapa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ancora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kotwica
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

якір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ancoră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άγκυρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

anker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ankare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anchor

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANCHOR»

The term «anchor» is very widely used and occupies the 9.389 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANCHOR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «anchor» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «anchor» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anchor

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10 QUOTES WITH «ANCHOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word anchor.
1
Jill Abramson
With the fragmentation of television audiences and the advent of cable and on-demand services, the prestige of being an anchor is not what it was in the days of Walter Cronkite.
2
Buzz Aldrin
The first footfalls on Mars will mark a historic milestone, an enterprise that requires human tenacity matched with technology to anchor ourselves on another world.
3
Christiane Amanpour
'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.
4
Roone Arledge
The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won't be true in the future.
5
Kristin Armstrong
Running fills the cup that has to pour out for others. Running feeds the soul that has a responsibility to nourish. Running sets the anchor that limits the drift of the day. Running clears the mind that has a myriad of challenges to solve. Running tends to the self so that selfishness can subside.
6
Matthew Barney
A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted.
7
David Ben-Gurion
Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
8
William Bligh
On the 28th the ship's company received two months pay in advance, and on the following morning we worked out to St. Helen's, where we were obliged to anchor.
9
Donna Brazile
I have a simple rule: when I'm on TV, I'm not talking to just my anchor or my colleague on my right. I'm talking to America. I look into the lens, and in my head, I'm talking to somebody in Nebraska. Why Nebraska? Why the Cornhusker State? I have no idea. But it feels like it's a good place to talk to people.
10
David Brinkley
Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANCHOR»

Discover the use of anchor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anchor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories
“In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . .
Ben Marcus, 2007
2
The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction
This dazzling anthology features the work of seventy-nine outstanding writers from all over the Arab-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south.
Denys Johnson-Davies, 2010
3
The Anchor Book of Ribbon Embroidery
Anchor Books are recognized as the essential handy guides to the whole range of embroidery techniques.
‎1997
4
The New Anchor Book of Blackwork Embroidery Stitches
This book covers the materials and equipment needed, the essential stitches, and outlines in step-by-step detail the working of 49 infill patterns. It is sure to become an indispensable reference for stitchers.
‎2005
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The New Anchor Book of Freestyle Embroidery Stitches
The Anchor Embroidery Series offers the perfect introduction to popular embroidery techniques. The decorative and creative possibilities of freestyle embroidery are explored to the fullest in this indispensable book.
‎2005
6
The Anchor book of modern African stories
An anthology of twenty-five short stories by the very best emerging and award-winning contemporary African writers illuminates modern-day concerns and realities of African life and features the writing of Ben Okri, Chinua Achebe, and others ...
Nadez̆da Obradović, 2002
7
On Camera: How To Report, Anchor & Interview
This is your toolkit. Reardon's On Camera: How to Report Anchor and Interview teaches you how to become professional and effective on camera.
Nancy Reardon, Tom Flynn, 2014
8
The New Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches
Crewelwork embroidery is distinguished by its textured, almost three-dimensional stitches. This book outlines in step-by-step detail the working of 48 of the most versatile stitches, listed alphabetically for easy reference.
Betsy Hosegood, 2005
9
Anchor and Storm
Anchor and StormKate PooleEdgar Armstrong, Earl of Callander, had not given much thought to marrying and producing an heir.until he meets Emily Sinclair.
Kate Poole, 2007
10
The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to ...
A landmark anthology, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry captures with impressive range and depth the essence of China’s illustrious poetic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tony Barnstone, Chou Ping, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANCHOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anchor is used in the context of the following news items.
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$4.4m library to anchor Te Awamutu's community hub
Waipa District Council will move ahead with a plan to develop a community hub with the library as its anchor. Council group manager of service ... «Waikato Times, Jul 15»
2
Stephens has $43.00 Target Price per Share on Anchor Bancorp …
Stephens has started its coverage on Anchor Bancorp (NASDAQ:ANCB), today Saturday morning. Investment firm finds the stock of ANCB ... «OctaFinance.com, Jul 15»
3
MSU project to serve as anchor for downtown GR's north side
Developers and city planners say the MSU project will serve as an anchor for increased development in Grand Rapids, particularly in the North ... «MiBiz, Jul 15»
4
Zwingina Exits as Chairman IEI-Anchor Pension Managers
The Board of Directors of IEI-Anchor Pension Managers Limited has removed its chairman, Jonathan Zwingina. The company said in a ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
5
Sub-anchor: 59% of Chinese graduates leave for developed cities
7.5 million college graduates are expected to enter China's job market this summer, almost seven times the number in 2001. According to a ... «CCTV, Jul 15»
6
Spiders Sail Across Water Using Their Silk as an Anchor
Spiders can actually travel across the water like ships, using their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor. (Photo : Alex Hyde). Common ... «Science World Report, Jul 15»
7
Casting an Anchor: JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee is a goofball. A doofus. He shaqts a fool all the time. He's also 7' tall with a 7'6" wingspan, a 9'6.5" standing reach, and a 32.5" ... «Clips Nation, Jul 15»
8
WBZ-TV Anchor Lisa Hughes Delivers Independence Day Oration At …
BOSTON (CBS) – Veteran WBZ-TV anchor Lisa Hughes delivered the oration Saturday morning to help kick off Boston's 4th of July festivities at ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
9
The curious case of Lalit Modi
As an Armani-clad Lalit Modi swaggers across a television screen and responds, seemingly unfazed, to a succession of top anchors quizzing ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
10
Lynne Russell, ex-CNN anchor, and her husband are alive thanks to …
Lynne Russell and her husband, Chuck de Caro, believe they would be dead if she hadn't been carrying a gun. Late Wednesday night, Russell ... «Fox News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Anchor [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/anchor>. Sep 2019 ».
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