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Definitions of anchor
n. - A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays hold of the earth by a fluke or hook and thus retains the ship in a particular station. 2
n. - Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place. 2
n. - Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety. 2
n. - An emblem of hope. 2
n. - A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together. 2
n. - Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; -- a part of the ornaments of certain moldings. It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament. 2
n. - One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta. 2
v. t. - To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship. 2
v. t. - To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge. 2
v. i. - To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream. 2
v. i. - To stop; to fix or rest. 2
n. - An anchoret. 2

The word "anchor" uses 6 letters: A C H N O R.

Direct anagrams of anchor:
  archon   rancho

Words formed by adding one letter before or after anchor (in bold), or to achnor in any order:
m -   monarch   nomarch   s -   anchors   archons   ranchos   t -   chantor  

Shorter words found within anchor:
acorn   ah   an   ar   arc   arch   arco   can   car   carn   chao   char   chon   con   cor   corn   ha   hao   ho   hoar   hon   hora   horn   na   nacho   nah   narc   narco   no   noh   nor   oar   oca   oh   on   or   ora   orach   orc   orca   racon   rah   ran   ranch   rho   roach   roan   roc  

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