- 1[intransitive, transitive] anchor (something) to let an anchor down from a boat or ship in order to prevent it from moving away We anchored off the coast of Newport.
- 2[transitive] anchor something to fix something firmly in position so that it cannot move Make sure the table is securely anchored.
- 3[transitive, usually passive] anchor somebody/something (in/to something) to firmly base something on something else Her novels are anchored in everyday experience.
- 4 [intransitive, transitive] anchor (something) to be the person who introduces reports or reads the news on television or radio She anchored the evening news for seven years.
NAmE//ˈæŋkər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they anchor
he / she / it anchors
past simple anchored
-ing form anchoring