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Correct spelling:
anchor
Definition:
To stop; to fix or rest.

What does the acronym anchor stand for?

ANCHOR abbreviation definitions:
–  Alliance For Neighborhood Commerce Home Ownership And Revitalization
–  Alliance for Neighborhood Commerce and Home Ownership Revitalization

Synonyms:

noun
anchor
anchorperson, anchorman, ground tackle, mainstay, lynchpin, linchpin, cast anchor, ground, backbone, drop anchor.
artifact
anchor, ground tackle.
broadcaster
newscaster.
cornerstone
mainsprings, main ingredient, mainspring, keystones, key element, linchpins, linchpin.
fastener
clip, fastening, button, bracket, rabbet, cement, knitting, hinge, middleman, buckle, agent, clasp, cinch, staple, thread, spike, knot, tack, bonding, skewer, link, snap, stay, hawser, tie, mediator, band, suture, brad, cincture, stitch, seal, binding, cotter, connector, splice, bond, clamp, twine, coupling, brace, hasp, clinch, chain, mucilage, hitch, cleat, glue, zipper, bolt, lock, vise, braid, pin, latch, Vinculum, paste, catch, ligament, guy, binder, strap, go-between, medium, nail, closure, string, weld, grapnel, lace, hook, fuse, rivet, fastener, belt.
forgiveness
pardon.
grip
crushings, handholds, handhold, handclasp, handclasps, grapnel, handshake, handgrips, grapnels, handshakes, handgrip.
lookout
crow's nest, spotters, belvederes, belvedere, spotter, watch person watchtower.
mainstay
upholders, right-hand person, upholder, sinew, righthand person, maintainer, SINEWS, sustainers, maintainers, good right arm, sustainer.
sea anchor
sheet anchor, drift anchor, drogue, drogues.
something used to hold another thing securely
mainstay, comfort, hold, protection, safeguard, ballast, mooring, support, Kedge, security, fastener, pillar, bower, grapnel, defense, grip, grappling iron, staff, stay, hook, foothold.
stay
stop, dock, stopover.
strength
INS.
verb
contact
anchor, ground.
hold, be held securely
tie, moor, fix, tie up, secure, dock, plant, make port, catch, imbed, berth, drop, fasten, attach.
Examples of usage:
  1. He also told me of finding a young bear which had broken the anchor- chain of a twelve- pound trap and dragged it over one hundred miles. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  2. The anchor is up; it is too late to change. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  3. It was noon by the time this work was all accomplished; and the Woodville again crossed the lake, and came to anchor in the deep water above the ferry- landing, as close to the shore as it was prudent for her to lie. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  4. Come, now, if you've rested enough, we'll up anchor and away. – Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. We'll up anchor and be off pretty soon, and then you can come up on deck and have a good time. – A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship by Jane L. Stewart
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