Textual thesaurus for "anchor"

(noun) ground tackle

a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

(noun) lynchpin, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, backbone

a central cohesive source of support and stability

faith is his anchor; the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money; he is the linchpin of this firm

(noun) anchorman, anchorperson

a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

(verb) cast anchor, drop anchor

secure a vessel with an anchor

We anchored at Baltimore

(verb) ground

fix firmly and stably

anchor the lamppost in concrete