Associations to the word «Anchorage»


ANCHORAGE, noun. (nautical) A harbor, river, or offshore area that can accommodate a ship at anchor, either for quarantine, queuing, or discharge..
ANCHORAGE, noun. (nautical) A fee charged for anchoring.
ANCHORAGE, noun. That into which something is anchored or fastened.
ANCHORAGE, noun. (medicine) The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs.
ANCHORAGE, noun. The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
ANCHORAGE, noun. The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
ANCHORAGE, noun. (figurative) Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
ANCHORAGE, proper noun. A large coastal city in Alaska.

Dictionary definition

ANCHORAGE, noun. The condition of being secured to a base; "the plant needs a firm anchorage"; "the mother provides emotional anchorage for the entire family".
ANCHORAGE, noun. A fee for anchoring.
ANCHORAGE, noun. A city in south central Alaska; "Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska".
ANCHORAGE, noun. Place for vessels to anchor.
ANCHORAGE, noun. The act of anchoring.

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis