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  1. anchor

    • IPA[ˈaNGkər]

    美式

    • n.
      a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other;a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
    • v.
      moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor;secure firmly in position
    • verb: anchor, 3rd person present: anchors, gerund or present participle: anchoring, past tense: anchored, past participle: anchored

    • noun: anchor, plural noun: anchors

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other the boat, no longer held fast by its anchor, swung wildly an anchor chain
    • a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation the European Community is the economic anchor of the New Europe 同義詞 mainstay, cornerstone, bulwark, chief support, main source of stability/security, ... 更多
    • a store, e.g., a department store, that is the principal tenant of a mall or a shopping center.
    • 2. North American an anchorman or anchorwoman, especially in broadcasting or athletics he signed off after nineteen years as CBS news anchor 同義詞 announcer, anchorman, anchorwoman, newscaster, broadcaster, ... 更多

    動詞

    • 1. moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor the ship was anchored in the lee of the island we anchored in the harbor 同義詞 moor, berth, harbor, be at anchor, tie up, ... 更多
    • secure firmly in position the tail is used as a hook with which the fish anchors itself to coral with cords and pitons they anchored him to the rock 同義詞 secure, fasten, attach, make fast, connect, ... 更多
    • provide with a firm basis or foundation it is important that policy be anchored to some acceptable theoretical basis
    • 2. North American act as an anchor for (a television program or sporting event) she anchored a television documentary series in the early 1980s