American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place for anchoring.
- n. A fee charged for the privilege of anchoring.
- n. The act of anchoring or the condition of being at anchor.
- n. A means of securing or stabilizing: The central bank was the anchorage of the financial community.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anchoring-ground; a place where a ship anchors or can anchor; a customary place for anchoring.
- n. Hence That to which anything is fastened: as, the anchorage of the cables of a suspension-bridge.
- n. The anchor and all the necessary tackle for anchoring.
- n. A duty imposed on ships for anchoring in a harbor; anchorage-dues.
- n. The cell or retreat of an anchoret.
- n. nautical A fee charged for anchoring.
- n. That into which something is anchored or fastened.
- n. medicine The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
- n. A place suitable for anchoring or where ships anchor; a hold for an anchor.
- n. The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
- n. Something which holds like an anchor; a hold.
- n. Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
- n. A toll for anchoring; anchorage duties.
- n. Abode of an anchoret.
- n. the condition of being secured to a base
- n. a city in south central Alaska
- n. a fee for anchoring
- n. the act of anchoring
- n. place for vessels to anchor
- anchor + -age (Wiktionary)
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“Here, in your secure little anchorage, is a compound of life's social pleasures in the womb of nature.”
“The tides of the great sea do not rise and fall there; the anchorage is good; the winds that weep over the waters bring balm with them; and the banner that floats at the entrance bears this inscription –”
“Thus at Amsterdam he called the anchorage Van Diemen's Road, and where the boats went for water Maria's”
“i was raised in anchorage and edwin boyd johnson is actually my great-uncle. so, i got to view photos of my home town and a painting of my g-uncle's i had not seen yet. thanks a lot!”
“The bow ranks were flooded; the whole front of the anchorage was a wreck of sunken boats.”
“The anchorage is a delightful one; I would willingly have stayed there for a couple of days instead of beating about in the open sea with the wind up half the time.”
“About four miles from the anchorage was a small opening in the mangroves, but of too little importance to take any notice of.”
“Near the anchorage was a small mangrove opening, the entrance of which was blocked up by a dry mud bank.”
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