Synonyms of anchor


1. anchor, ground tackle, hook, claw

usage: a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

2. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin, support

usage: a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"

3. anchor, anchorman, anchorperson, television reporter, television newscaster, TV reporter, TV newsman

usage: a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute


1. anchor, ground, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

2. anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor, fasten, fix, secure

usage: secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"

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Definition and meaning of anchor (Dictionary)