What is anchor?


An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the vessel from drifting due to wind or current. The word derives from Latin ancora, which itself comes from the Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura ).

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KSWO-TV - News Operation
... Jan Stratton has served as anchor continuously since 1981 and was news director until July 2006, while co-anchor and current news director, David Bradley ... from 1964 to 1996 and then as anchor of the 530 a.m ... newscast and Good Morning Texoma co-anchor from 2000 to 2010 following a four-year stint as chief meteorologist at CBS affiliate KAUZ-TV in Wichita ...
Anchor, Illinois - Demographics
... There were 65 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Anchor Buggy
... The Anchor Buggy was a short-lived United States automobile manufacturer the High wheeler was manufactured by the Anchor Buggy and Carriage Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States in 1910 and 1911 ...
Fairchild TV News - History - Format
... Until 2001, each feed’s newscast was presented by a solo anchor, who was not seen at all on the other feed ... single feed went into effect in 2001, most of the newscast is presented by a Toronto-based anchor, with a Vancouver-based anchor presenting a brief segment of Western Canadian news ... starting time, the evening newscast also became completely duo-anchored, with two anchors based in Toronto and another two in Vancouver ...
Fairchild TV News - News Team - Toronto (Richmond Hill) Bureau
... Kate Chan (陳品姬) - anchor/reporter Eric Chau (周浩輝) - anchor/reporter Michael Fung (馮錦禮) - anchor (evening news)/reporter formerly ...

More definitions of "anchor":

  • (noun): A television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute.
    Synonyms: anchorman, anchorperson
  • (noun): A mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving.
    Synonyms: ground tackle
  • (verb): Fix firmly and stably.
    Example: "Anchor the lamppost in concrete"
    Synonyms: ground

Famous quotes containing the word anchor:

    The coward wants resolution, which the brave man can do without. He recognizes no faith above a creed, thinking this straw by which he is moored does him good service, because his sheet anchor does not drag.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The daughter of debate, that eke discord doth sow,
    Shall reap no gain where former rule hath taught still peace to
    No foreign banished wight shall anchor in this port;
    Our realm it brooks no stranger’s force, let them elsewhere resort.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)

    the anchor weeps
    Its red rust downward,
    Louise Bogan (1897–1970)