Main meanings of anchorage in English

: anchorage1Anchorage2


Pronunciation /ˈaŋk(ə)rɪdʒ/

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  • 1An area off the coast which is suitable for a ship to anchor.

    ‘NATO navies need to ensure they can deploy safely from home ports, on passage to operating areas, and can gain access to ports, harbours, anchorages or even beaches.’
    • ‘With detailed descriptions of the unspoiled islands and trails to anchorages and snorkeling areas in the park, this video is a treat.’
    • ‘On the south coast among the six anchorages, the reports are even bleaker.’
    • ‘Suva in Fiji was a veritable metropolis compared with some of the ports the frigate reached in the following weeks - in one case there was no port, just an anchorage outside a reef.’
    • ‘They sail to and from not only the 185 ports mentioned but also an even larger number of smaller moorings and anchorages.’
    • ‘Should you choose to breathe new life into your relationship with your boat, it may be helpful to visit some of the ports, harbors and anchorages you shared when your boat relationship was young.’
    • ‘These committees will be looking at infrastructure security issues as well, including marinas, boat ramps, docks, anchorages and major marine or special events.’
    • ‘There are no crowded anchorages with boats anchoring close enough to be rafted up.’
    • ‘Many of the shipwrecks in Palau waters were later salvaged, with the exception of three to four shipwrecks in the anchorage areas.’
    • ‘They provided an added advantage to Lynn as a site attracting trade, since the fleets offered a sheltered anchorage for ships carrying visiting merchants.’
    • ‘The French net had a cruiser scanning all the Trinidadian anchorages, and the efficient and cooperative Trinidad Coast Guard stopped two vessels similar to ours, but the results were negative.’
    • ‘Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.’
    • ‘Eleusis Bay, a floating anchorage of laid-up ships near Athens, is gradually being cleared of ships that no longer have a cruising future.’
    • ‘The ferries, warships, water taxis, huge container vessels, yachts and fishing tinnies ply with impunity one of the greatest anchorages and working harbours in the world.’
    • ‘Sheltered, deep-water anchorages like the Cromarty Firth are scarce.’
    • ‘They established a chain of city-states and safe anchorages along the coast and became the first great commercial mariners, trading in spices, grains, dried and preserved foodstuffs, and wines.’
    • ‘In addition, heavily populated areas such as south Florida don't have nearly enough anchorages or hurricane holes to accommodate the thousands of boats in that area.’
    • ‘More than 1,000 islands and 1,400 miles of coastline make Croatia a sailing paradise, with plenty of modern marinas and hidden anchorages.’
    • ‘I watched quietly as the other boats in the anchorage swung on their moorings.’
    • ‘The operation was carried out as strong winds battered Scotland, tearing a cargo ship from its anchorage in the Orkney islands.’
    moorings, harbour, port, roads
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    1. 1.1mass noun The action of securing something to a base or the state of being secured.
      ‘the plant needs firm anchorage’
      • ‘The role played by lateral roots and root hairs in promoting plant anchorage, and specifically resistance to vertical uprooting forces has been determined experimentally.’
      • ‘Anthony Tohill had an outstanding game against Cavan, free running, forward momentum and sparkling impact while Fergal Doherty provided excellent anchorage.’
      • ‘Both provide anchorage to a person who might otherwise get lost in meditation or in crusade.’
      • ‘To be sure, the titles of the paintings could provide some anchorage and steer the inquiry away from a purely phenomenological reading since they seem to suggest that there is a meaning, a hidden agenda.’
      • ‘An intricate support structure of stainless-steel wires, bamboo poles and fishing nets provides anchorage for the fabric cladding.’
      • ‘This application is also designed to exploit partial ordering information provided by anchorage of clones to a genetic map.’
      • ‘Studies have shown that reinforcing rods driven into the ground do not provide sufficient anchorage.’
      • ‘If the floor slab is not thick enough to handle these loads, alternate anchorage must be provided.’
      • ‘Root systems of terrestrial plants serve many important tasks among which anchorage of the plant and uptake of water plus nutrients are the most important ones.’
      • ‘The longitudinal bars had sufficient anchorage to develop their strengths.’
      • ‘In a hatchback or estate (not saloon) car, a cage can be attached to anchorage points in the boot.’
      • ‘The answer lies at least in part in a quest for anchorage, for attachment to others and a sense of continuity.’
      • ‘This transfer of experiences from one individual to another through the medium of visual art establishes critical anchorage in which the creator and the receiver seem to play a manifest role.’
      • ‘Where drainage is not adequate rooting development is restricted leading to poor tree growth and insufficient anchorage.’
      • ‘I remember the first time I realised how much trouble I was going to have with this business of mental anchorage.’
      • ‘If water cannot seep in, the roots become dehydrated and lose anchorage.’
      • ‘You don't even have to be a sophisticated analyst to see what they are doing with the visual rhetoric and verbal anchorage.’
      • ‘Inside, the luggage area has six anchorage points for securing smaller items of luggage to stop them sliding around during travel.’
      • ‘In political activity, then, men sail a boundless and bottomless sea: there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.’
      • ‘In addition, wall anchorage to satisfy earthquake loading conditions must resist very high loads.’
      grip, purchase, hold, grasp
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  • 2 historical An anchorite's dwelling place.

    ‘Anchorites and anchoresses lived the religious life in the solitude of an ‘anchorage’, usually a small hut or ‘cell’ built against a church.’
    • ‘My photo below shows the rebuilt anchorage on the east wall in the peaceful churchyard surrounded by the bustle of the city centre.’
    • ‘The anchorage at St Julian's was occupied by a woman, and, as was the tradition, the anchoress took the name of the church, which explains why many people today still think Julian was a man.’
    • ‘The church has an anchorage or cell where a succession of anchorites (hermits) lived from 1383 until the reign of Henry VIII.’
    • ‘Julian of Norwich died at Norwich in her anchorage at the Church of St. Julian’

Main meanings of Anchorage in English

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Pronunciation /ˈaŋk(ə)rɪdʒ/

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proper noun

  • The largest city in Alaska, a seaport on an inlet of the Pacific Ocean; population 279,243 (est. 2008).