Secure+by+anchor

  • 1 Anchor — For other uses, see Anchor (disambiguation). Ploudalmézeau, anchor of Amoco Cadiz An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the vessel from drifting due to wind or… …

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  • 2 anchor — I. n. 1. Ground tackle (of a ship). 2. Sure protection, security, stay, hold, defence. II. v. a. Secure by anchor, secure, fasten, fix securely. III. v. n. Cast anchor, come to anchor, keep hold, take firm hold …

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  • 3 anchor — n 1. mooring, ground tackle, kedge, grapnel, grappling iron, killick; mushroom anchor, stockless anchor. 2. safeguard, mainstay, security, protection, support, strength, defense; prop, pillar, staff; refuge, asylum, haven, sanctuary. v 3. secure… …

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  • 4 secure — adj *safe Analogous words: *firm, solid: protected, shielded, guarded, safeguarded, defended (see DEFEND): certain, *positive, *sure: impregnable, unassailable, invulnerable, *invincible …

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  • 5 anchor — [aŋ′kər] n. [ME anker < OE ancor < L anc(h)ora < Gr ankyra, an anchor, hook < IE base * ank , to bend > ANKLE] 1. a heavy object, usually a shaped iron weight with flukes, lowered by cable or chain to the bottom of a body of water… …

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  • 6 secure — [adj1] safe defended, guarded, immune, impregnable, out of harm’s way, protected, riskless, sheltered, shielded, unassailable, undamaged, unharmed; concept 587 Ant. endangered, insecure, unprotected, unsafe secure [adj2] fastened, stable adjusted …

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  • 7 Anchor — An chor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anchored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anchoring}.] [Cf. F. ancrer.] 1. To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the… …

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  • 8 Anchor Motel — (Timaru,Новая Зеландия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 42 Evans Street, 7910 …

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  • 9 anchor — [n] something used to hold another thing securely ballast, bower, comfort, defense, fastener, foothold, grapnel, grappling iron, grip, hold, hook, kedge, mainstay, mooring, mud hook, pillar, protection, safeguard, security, staff, stay, support;… …

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  • 10 anchor — ► NOUN ▪ a heavy object used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes. ► VERB 1) moor with an anchor. 2) secure firmly in position. ORIGIN Greek ankura …

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  • 11 anchor — vb moor, *secure, rivet Analogous words: *fasten, attach, fix, affix …

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  • 12 anchor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. berth, slip, buoy, grapnel, kedge; mainstay, safeguard; anchorman, woman, or person. v. cast anchor, moor; fix, attach, fasten; hold fast. See navigation, stability, communication, connection. II… …

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  • 13 anchor — Synonyms and related words: Baldt anchor, Navy anchor, Northill anchor, affix, anchorage, annex, attach, batten, batten down, belay, berth, billet at, bind, bivouac, bower, bridle, burrow, camp, cast anchor, catch, cement, chain, cinch, clamp,… …

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  • 14 anchor — a metal device lowered on a line or chain and used to secure a vessel to the sea bed. Also used to secure nets. Anchors have flukes (points that dig into the bottom or grab rocks; the flattened part is called a palm) connecting by arms to a crown …

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  • 15 Anchor (climbing) — In rock climbing, an anchor can be any way of attaching the climber, the rope, or a load to rock, ice, steep dirt, or a building by either permanent or temporary means. The goal of an anchor depends on the type of climbing under consideration but …

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  • 16 Anchor bolt — A cast in place anchor bolt An anchor bolt is used to attach objects or structures to concrete. There are many types of anchor bolts, consisting of designs that are mostly proprietary to the manufacturing companies. All consist of a threaded end …

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  • 17 anchor — [[t]æ̱ŋkə(r)[/t]] anchors, anchoring, anchored 1) N COUNT An anchor is a heavy hooked object that is dropped from a boat into the water at the end of a chain in order to make the boat stay in one place. 2) V ERG When a boat anchors or when you… …

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  • 18 anchor — n. & v. n. 1 a heavy metal weight used to moor a ship to the sea bottom or a balloon to the ground. 2 a thing affording stability. 3 a source of confidence. v. 1 tr. secure (a ship or balloon) by means of an anchor. 2 tr. fix firmly. 3 intr. cast …

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  • 19 anchor — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English ancre, from Old English ancor, from Latin anchora, from Greek ankyra; akin to Old English anga hook more at angle Date: before 12th century 1. a device usually of metal attached to a ship …

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  • 20 secure — 1. adjective 1) check to ensure that all bolts are secure Syn: fastened, fixed, secured, done up; closed, shut, locked Ant: loose 2) an environment in which children can feel secure Syn …

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