Synonyms of anchor in English:

anchor


See US English definition of anchor

See UK English definition of anchor

See Spanish definition of ancla

noun

1‘the Liberals are the anchor of the new coalition’

SYNONYMS
mainstay, cornerstone, bulwark, chief support, main source of security, main source of stability, foundation, prop, linchpin

2‘a CBS news anchor’

SYNONYMS
announcer, anchorman, anchorwoman, newscaster, broadcaster, reporter
British presenter, newsreader

verb

1‘the ship was anchored in the lee of the island’

SYNONYMS
moor, berth, harbour, be at anchor, tie up
cast anchor, drop anchor

2‘the tail is used as a hook with which the fish anchors itself to the coral’

SYNONYMS
secure, fasten, attach, make fast, connect, bind, affix, fix