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anchor
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 12
5. One of the anchor- shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.
6. An anchoret.
7. 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.
8. Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship ( or the captain) anchored in the stream.
2. To stop; to fix or rest.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.
2. To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
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