anchorage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ang'kur-ij), [key]
— n.
  1. that portion of a harbor or area outside a harbor suitable for anchoring or in which ships are permitted to anchor.
  2. a charge for occupying such an area.
  3. the act of anchoring or the state of being anchored.
  4. that to which anything is fastened.
  5. a means of anchoring or making fast.
  6. something that can be relied on: The Bible is her anchorage.
  7. (in a suspension bridge) a massive masonry or concrete construction securing a cable at each end.
    1. an abutment.
    2. the locking in of a tooth filling by means of an undercut.


Pronunciation: (ang'kur-ij), [key]
— n.
  1. a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964. 173,017.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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