from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place for anchoring.
  • noun A fee charged for the privilege of anchoring.
  • noun The act of anchoring or the condition of being at anchor.
  • noun A means of securing or stabilizing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The cell or retreat of an anchoret.
  • noun Anchoring-ground; a place where a ship anchors or can anchor; a customary place for anchoring.
  • noun Hence That to which anything is fastened: as, the anchorage of the cables of a suspension-bridge.
  • noun The anchor and all the necessary tackle for anchoring.
  • noun A duty imposed on ships for anchoring in a harbor; anchorage-dues.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
  • noun A place suitable for anchoring or where ships anchor; a hold for an anchor.
  • noun The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
  • noun Something which holds like an anchor; a hold.
  • noun Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
  • noun A toll for anchoring; anchorage duties.
  • noun Abode of an anchoret.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A fee charged for anchoring.
  • noun That into which something is anchored or fastened.
  • noun medicine The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the condition of being secured to a base
  • noun a city in south central Alaska
  • noun a fee for anchoring
  • noun the act of anchoring
  • noun place for vessels to anchor


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