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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Marjorie Holmes

Meaning of "at anchor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AT ANCHOR

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AT ANCHOR

at a discount
at a glance
at a loose end
at a loss
at a low ebb
at a pinch
at a premium
at a price
at a push
at a rate of knots
at a stretch
at a venture
at a word
at all
at all times
at an end
at any cost
at any price
at any rate
at arm´s length

WORDS THAT END LIKE AT ANCHOR

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 at anchor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «at anchor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AT ANCHOR

Find out the translation of at anchor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of at 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 «at anchor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

锚泊
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en el ancla
570 millions of speakers

English

at anchor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंगर में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في مرساة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на якоре
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fundeado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অ্যাঙ্গারে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à l´ancre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pada sauh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vor Anker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

停泊して
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

앵커
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing jangkar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

neo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நங்கூரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अँकरमध्ये
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çapa olarak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

all´ancora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na kotwicy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на якорі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la ancoră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγκυροβολημένο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

anker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ankar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ankret
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AT ANCHOR»

The term «at anchor» is regularly used and occupies the 83.532 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about at anchor

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4 QUOTES WITH «AT ANCHOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word at anchor.
1
Marjorie Holmes
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
3
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
4
Franklin D. Roosevelt
To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AT ANCHOR»

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Straining at the Anchor: The Argentine Currency Board and ...
Written chronologically, this book follows the various fluctuations of the Argentine economy from its postrevolutionary volatility to a period of unprecedented prosperity to a dramatic decline from which the country has never fully ...
Gerardo della Paolera, Alan M. Taylor, 2007
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Dead Man At Anchor: A Village Mystery (Pocket Size)
5. The guy who hitched a ride with me ends up dead at the anchor store in the antique mall 6. He was shot with a silver bullet 7. The manager of the branch office was killed by a wolf or a wild dog 8. A noisy animal was howling outside of our ...
3
Dead Man at Anchor and Other Stories
J. E. Rohrer. real. Another explanation had to be found for the strange series of events. That thought gave me an idea. Instead of writing questions, I should begin by listing the events that were bothering me. 3. A strange guy rode with me in my ...
J. E. Rohrer, 2006
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Storm-beaten, or Christmas Eve at the “Old Anchor” inn
The pitch and tar ; the smacks and little vessels riding at anchor; the rollicking, swaggering seamen ashore, exuberant of grog and quids ; the antiquated houses, which on no account would agree to stand in order beside each other, but ...
Robert Williams Buchanan, Charles Gibbon, 1862
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The Kedge Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant
To Back Ship at Anchor, '. 9cl 383. To break the Shear, 204 384. On Getting to Sea, -----.-.- 204 385. On Fire Regulations in the Merchant Service, - - - 205 386. Station Bill for fire in the Merchant Service, - 207 387. Taking to the Boats, -------.
William Brady, 2013
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InfoWorld
We even include free subscriptions to four database services: CompuServe, OAG , Genie and The Source. And Anchor Modems are made in the U.S.A. Quality, performance and price. At Anchor, we settle for nothing less than perfection.
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Lieut. W. Rodger's Patent Small-Palmed Anchor
... superiority over the common anchor supplied the eruizers under my orders, but more particularly on the 6th ultimo, during a severe le of wind from the W.N.W., when the “ Sealark" tender was at anchor between the rake Sand and the M sin, ...
William RODGER (Captain, R.N.), 1862
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The Kedge Anchor, Or Young Sailors' Assistant
The ship's company clean and in uniform — the accommodation ladder got ready , and in good order for shipping when at anchor. 412.— CAUTIONS AT NIGHT— (LOOKOUTS). A good lookout should be kept at night. As soon as it is dark, ...
W. N. Brady, 1863
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The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; or, a Key to the ...
She is placed at Sea in the first Instance, because her Movements there must be previously understood, in order to comprehend the Management of her at Anchor , casting for a gziathcr Tide, getting under Way, &c. and that all may be made ...
Darcy LEVER (of Pontefract.), 1819
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Universal Technological Dictionary
Anchor is a cockbill,” when suspended from the cat-head ready to let go.—“ Anchor is a-peek,” when drawn so tight as to bring the ship over it.——“ Anchor is a-trip, or a-weigh,” when just drawn out of the ground.-—“ To lie at anchor ...
George Crabb, 1833

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AT ANCHOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term at anchor is used in the context of the following news items.
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How the growth of the craft beer industry impacts Anchor Glass
Craft beer is making an impact on the top line at Anchor Glass Container Corp. About 23 percent of the company's $576 million in revenue last ... «Tampa Bay Business Journal, Jul 15»
2
Sailing holidays: readers' tips, advice and recommendations
Waiting at anchor for three days in a lonely location, off a beautiful white-sand beach with palm trees and only howler monkeys for company, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Brits in France: our summer on the wealthy Cote d'Azur
Sleek yachts lie at anchor in the ports and the cars along the Croisette in Cannes are a petrol-head's dream: Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Qantro at winning target after battle
An hour or so later Serenade was still at anchor, Cold Steel was drifting far out to sea in search of the elusive breeze and Qantro was having a ... «Whitby Today, Jul 15»
5
Veteran recalls joining Navy, Landing Ship Tank drills, Part 2
While we were at anchor we listened on the radio. There was a round smoke stack and the Japanese had put a machine gun at the bottom. «Examiner Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Second shipwreck from Mongolian invasion of Japan found on seabed
That night, the typhoon struck as the ships lay at anchor in Hakata Bay. By daybreak, only a few ships remained. The rest were destroyed, ... «Ancient Origins, Jul 15»
7
Superyacht of the week: Sailing yacht Ganesha
A wonderfully panoramic U-shaped cockpit aft is the ideal spot for lounging and relaxing when at anchor, as well as taking in the stunning ... «Superyacht Times, Jul 15»
8
Mitchell: Concens need to be addressed
He then worked a year as a juvenile probation counselor at Anchor House II, a probation home for girls in Martinsville. Then he started ... «Martinsville Bulletin, Jul 15»
9
Remembering city's west side history, businesses
If you married someone at Anchor Hocking, you'd never have to worry about glassware," McQuiston said with a laugh, adding that old Anchor ... «Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Jul 15»
10
Bare couple bag care award
Margaret and Peter Whelan, who live at Anchor's Monkswood Avenue in Bare, were nominated by their neighbour Judith Brooks for tirelessly ... «The Visitor, Jul 15»

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