from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • 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


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anchor +‎ -age



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