Definition of Anchorage

1. Noun. The condition of being secured to a base. "The mother provides emotional anchorage for the entire family"

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status

2. Noun. A fee for anchoring.
Generic synonyms: Fee

3. Noun. A city in south central Alaska. "Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska"
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Ak, Alaska, Last Frontier

4. Noun. Place for vessels to anchor.
Exact synonyms: Anchorage Ground
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Group relationships: Harbor, Harbour, Haven, Seaport
Specialized synonyms: Berth, Moorage, Mooring, Slip, Roads, Roadstead
Derivative terms: Anchor

5. Noun. The act of anchoring.
Generic synonyms: Arrival
Derivative terms: Anchor

Definition of Anchorage

1. n. The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.

2. n. Abode of an anchoret.

Definition of Anchorage

1. Proper noun. a large coastal city in Alaska ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A harbor, river, or offshore area that can accommodate a ship at anchor, either for quarantine, queuing, or discharge.'''US FM 55-15 '' TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886'''''. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A fee charged for anchoring. ¹

4. Noun. That into which something is anchored or fastened. ¹

5. Noun. (medicine) The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs. ¹

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Definition of Anchorage

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Medical Definition of Anchorage

1. An attachment, not necessarily permanent but usually used to mean a temporary fixation to a structure. (18 Nov 2007)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anchorage

anchor's aweigh
anchor babies
anchor baby
anchor buoy
anchor chain
anchor ice
anchor light
anchor line
anchor pylon
anchor ring
anchor splint
anchorage (current term)
anchorage dependence
anchorage ground
anchoring villus

Literary usage of Anchorage

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"A positive finding by the circuit court, that such anchorage was unsafe, la not controlled by other statements therein (which arc rather recitals of the ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"Figuring half of Alaska's population is in anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula is where the biggest part of the state comes to play. Driving down the Kenai is an ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Suspension Bridges: Their Design, Construction and by David Barnard Steinman (1922)
"EXAMPLE 6 Design of anchorage 1. Stability against Sliding. — The outline of a design for a reinforced concrete anchorage is shown in Fig. 44. ..."

4. River Discharge: Prepared for the Use of Engineers and Students by John Clayton Hoyt, Nathan Clifford Grover (1916)
"anchorage.—The form of anchorage will vary with different conditions. If solid rock is available, an eye-bolt split at the lower end and driven against a ..."

5. Military Bridges: Including, Also, Designs for Trestle and Truss Bridges for by Hermann Haupt (1864)
"When the ground is hard and compact, or of a clayey nature, and not likely to get wet and soft, an anchorage as shown in PI. XXXVII., Fig. ..."

6. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"The Bayon Catalan (or Des Pecheurs) at the head of Lac Borgne, being the contemplated point of disembarkation, the distance from the inner anchorage of the ..."

7. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1910)
"61. each one of which acts as a two-hinged arch, the horizontal component being taken by the anchorage. The stresses in the members of this system may be ..."

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