anchor Synonyms & Definition

• Anchor

  1. (n.) One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.
  2. (v. t.) To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.
  3. (n.) An anchoret.
  4. (n.) A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.
  5. (n.) An emblem of hope.
  6. (v. i.) To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream.
  7. (v. i.) To stop; to fix or rest.
  8. (n.) Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; -- a part of the ornaments of certain moldings. It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament.
  9. (n.) Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ships anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.
  10. (n.) A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays hold of the earth by a fluke or hook and thus retains the ship in a particular station.
  11. (n.) Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety.
  12. (v. t.) To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
Backbone, Ground, Linchpin, Mainstay,

• Anchoretical

  1. (a.) Pertaining to an anchoret or hermit; after the manner of an anchoret.

• Anchoretish

  1. (a.) Hermitlike.

• Anchoring

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Anchor

• Anchoritess

  1. (n.) An anchoress.

• Anchorless

  1. (a.) Without an anchor or stay. Hence: Drifting; unsettled.

• Anchor shot

  1. () A shot made with the object balls in an anchor space.

• Anchor watch

  1. () A detail of one or more men who keep watch on deck at night when a vessel is at anchor.

• Anchoretism

  1. (n.) The practice or mode of life of an anchoret.

Anchor Meaning in Urdu

Anchor Meaning in Urdu: You have searched the English word "Anchor" which means "لنگر" Langar in Urdu. Anchor meaning in Urdu has been searched 43551 (forty-three thousand five hundred and fifty-one) times till 18 Jun, 2018. You can find translation in Urdu and Roman Urdu that is Langar Langar Andaz Hona Langar Dalna for the word Anchor. The definitions of the word Anchor has been described here with maximum details, and also fined different synonyms for the word Anchor, like Backbone, Ground, Linchpin, Mainstay . You can listen to the pronunciation of the word Anchor in clear voice from this page online through our voice dictionary a unique facility for dedicated users.

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