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Meaning of "weigh anchor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WEIGH ANCHOR

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WHAT DOES WEIGH ANCHOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Weigh anchor

Weigh anchor is a nautical term indicating the final preparation of a sea vessel for getting underway. Weighing anchor literally means raising the anchor of the vessel from the sea floor and pulling it up to the side of the vessel after the engines have been brought up to operating power.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WEIGH ANCHOR

weigh
weigh down
weigh in
weigh up
weigh-in
weighable
weighage
weighboard
weighbridge
weigher
weighing machine
weighing scales
weighman
weight
weight limit
weight loss
weight training
weight watcher
weight-train
weightage

WORDS THAT END LIKE WEIGH ANCHOR

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

Synonyms and antonyms of weigh anchor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «weigh anchor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WEIGH ANCHOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

起锚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zarpar
570 millions of speakers

English

weigh anchor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंगर तौलना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تزن مرساة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сняться с якоря
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zarpar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অ্যাঙ্কর তৌল করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lever l´ancre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Timbangkan sauh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anker lichten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アンカーの重さ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

앵커 무게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Timbang jangkar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nặng neo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நங்கூரம் எடையும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अँकर वजन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çapa tartmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

salpare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podnieść kotwicę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

знятися з якоря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cântărește ancora
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζυγίζουν άγκυρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weeg anker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lätta ankar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

veie anker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of weigh anchor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WEIGH ANCHOR»

The term «weigh anchor» is normally little used and occupies the 128.061 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WEIGH ANCHOR» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WEIGH ANCHOR»

Discover the use of weigh anchor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to weigh anchor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rowing News
This comes from the same use of the word weigh as 'to weigh anchor' (to lift anchor) or 'anchors aweigh'." Having pursued this matter beyond ordinary lengths, I spent the next 25 years secure in my knowledge. Never trust simple explanations.
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Weigh Anchor: Book One of the Curious Voyages of the Anna ...
The first book of this series, Weigh Anchor, picks up where the trilogy, The Donkey and the Wall, left off and propels the reader into the greater arena of possibility-the Universe.
J. L. Lawson, Voyager Press, 2011
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Weigh Anchor
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Philippe Valentin Giffard, 2012
4
The Civil War Journals Of Colonel Bolton
Feb 6- — At 6.30 a.m. the signal was run up from the Flag Ship to weigh anchor, and at 8 1/2 a.m. the whole fleet was in motion, proceeded by the gunboats, the whole fleet moving very cautiously, fearing masked batteries on either shore.
Joan Sauers, William Bolton (J.), Richard Allen Sauers
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The Universal Songster, Or Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most ...
THE breezes blow fresh from the sea, And we sail with the refluent tides ; ~ Let the gales swell the sails, And away, my brave boys, - To the waves where our light vessel rides. Weigh anchor-, weigh anchor, heave ho'. We encounter delight in ...
‎1829
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The universal songster, or, Museum of mirth: forming the ...
00000040 WEIGH ANCHOR, HEAVE HO! (Rannie.) THE breezes blow fresh from the sea, And we sail with the refluent tides; Let the gales swell the sails, And away, my brave boys, _ To the waves where our light vessel rides. Weigh anchor  ...
‎1826
7
Reynold's code: polyglot nautical telegraph, revised by F.G. ...
1 .287 When will you weigh anchor ? 1.289 I shall weigh = tomorrow morning. 1.290 Have my = weighed. 1.291 Vessels that will be able to weigh anchor will do so. Anchor stock tackle, 12.824. I have recovered an anchor, 16.246. To get the ...
Charles de Reynold-Chauvancy, Francis Guillemard Simpkinson, 1855
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Windjamming to China
In his 1915 novel Victory, Joseph Conrad remarked, “and it was in something of the Jack Ashore spirit thatI dropped a five franc note in the gravy boat.” 151. Weigh Anchor: a term meaning to hoist the anchor out of the water in preparation  ...
Gustav Tjgaard, Phillip Carlson, 2012
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z ...
v.i. to have weight: to be considered of importance: to press heavily: to weigh anchor, get under sail.—adj.Weigh′able, capable ofbeing weighed. —ns.Weigh ′age, rate paid forthe weighing ofgoods; Weigh′bauk (Scot.),the beamof a ...
Various
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... have been week in week out for long Weigh anchor: To take up the anchor * The ship will need to weigh anchor to drop the passengers ashore Weigh down: To force down; to preponderate over * Don't try to weigh down unnecessarily * I am ...
Shori, A K, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WEIGH ANCHOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term weigh anchor is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lifeboat fete is ready to weigh anchor
Fourteen-year-old Ashley Fairbairn, Dunbar's Lifeboat Queen, was joined by the royal court to inspect the town's lifeboats. The youngsters are preparing for the ... «East Lothian News, Jul 15»
2
Some spiders are great sailors that can traverse oceans, scientists say
(CNN) Some spiders can sail -- they can harness the wind, weigh anchor and toss a line to a raft. They may even cross vast oceans, scientist say. Their research ... «CNN, Jul 15»
3
Suncorp Group set to weigh anchor at Sydney wharf tower
In nearby Darling Harbour, the Commonwealth Bank is thought to have signed a heads of agreement to anchor the office component in Lend Lease's $2bn ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
4
Tall ships weigh anchor at waterside pub near Gloucester
Over the next few days these impressive ships will head towards Gloucester Docks and weigh anchor for a weekend of live entertainment and activities. The Tall ... «Gloucester Citizen, May 15»
5
Cheyenne Catamaran Could Weigh Anchor in August
The large catamaran Cheyenne, which has been moored in Newport Harbor for about four years, is gearing up to set off in August on its global adventure. «Newport Beach Independent Newspaper, Mar 15»
6
Local icon to weigh anchor
Albany. Taking the reverse tack of its famed namesake, the replica ship Half Moon will make a historic journey to the Netherlands — for good. The board of ... «Albany Times Union, Dec 14»
7
Tenants weigh anchor at Ringmer pub
Ringmer district councillor Chris Bowers said: “Obviously we are disaapointed that the Anchor has closed again. We are very concerned for it to reopen as a pub ... «Sussex Express, Oct 14»
8
Fintry Queen finds friendly waters to weigh anchor
"Fintry Queen", a 326 passenger ship built in 1948, may soon have a new home in Penticton cruising the southern end of Okanagan Lake. At last night's City ... «Kelowna Capital News, Oct 14»
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Time to weigh Anchor at village's traditional inn
But as I read the words aloud I was lifting another kind of spirit – a Pimms and lemonade to be precise – in the garden of The Anchor Inn located in the ... «gethampshire.co.uk, Aug 13»
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Seafood lovers weigh anchor at The Brigantine in Del Mar
The Signature Grilled Marinated Swordfish with a pat of avocado lime butter is recommended with risotto and cooked vegetables. Photos Kelley Carlson ... «La Jolla Light, Jan 13»

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