Anchor


Anchor is a Scrabble® word

Definitions for the word, Anchor
(n.) A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays hold of the earth by a fluke or hook and thus retains the ship in a particular station.
(n.) A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.
(n.) An anchoret.
(n.) An emblem of hope.
(n.) Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.
(n.) Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; -- a part of the ornaments of certain moldings. It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament.
(n.) Fig.: That which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for safety.
(n.) One of the anchor-shaped spicules of certain sponges; also, one of the calcareous spinules of certain Holothurians, as in species of Synapta.
(v. i.) To cast anchor; to come to anchor; as, our ship (or the captain) anchored in the stream.
(v. i.) To stop; to fix or rest.
(v. t.) To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
(v. t.) To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.


Scrabble letter values
A is 1 points
B is 3 points
C is 3 points
D is 2 points
E is 1 points
F is 4 points
G is 2 points
H is 4 points
I is 1 points
J is 8 points
K is 5 points
L is 1 points
M is 3 points
N is 1 points
O is 1 points
P is 3 points
Q is 10 points
R is 1 points
S is 1 points
T is 1 points
U is 1 points
V is 4 points
W is 4 points
X is 8 points
Y is 4 points
Z is 10 points

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