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Definitions of anchor:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To cast anchor: to stop, or rest on.

part of speech: noun

A hooked iron instrument that holds a ship by sticking into the ground: ( fig.) anything that gives stability or security.

part of speech: verb

To stop at; to fix or rest on.

part of speech: verb transitive

To secure a vessel by a heavy iron implement lowered into the water; grapple; hold fast.

part of speech: verb transitive

To fix by an anchor: to fasten.

part of speech: noun

An iron grappling instrument which, when dropped on the sea- bottom by means of a cable or chain, keeps a ship from drifting; any firm support.

part of speech: noun

A heavy iron implement for securing a vessel to the ground under water; that on which dependence is placed for security or stablility; a metallic clamp securing a tie- rod connecting opposite walls to prevent bulging.

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