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noun as in something used to hold another thing securely

verb as in hold, be held securely

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The ongoing campaign utilized primarily PageRank-passing guest blogs with commercial, hard anchor texts.

A wave of retail bankruptcies — including of some of Simon’s most important mall anchors and tenants, such as the department store chains JCPenney and Neiman Marcus — is adding to the pressure.

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He spent a year growing that following, throwing everything he had into a career as an online creator with the app as his anchor.

But, you have less control over the anchor text or the article’s content.

Short floating attachment anchors sprouted from the dice, like an octopus’s arms, each chemically fused to an antigen protein.

Removing choice is bullying and seems a horrid basis on which to anchor your relationship.

She added: “NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of ‘Meet the Press.’ ”

Have a kid here –what some pejoratively refer to as an “anchor baby” – and it is tougher to be deported.

“When immigrants hear ‘anchor babies,’ they hear ‘they hate us,’” says Sharry.

“Tom Brokaw would anchor for hours on end for breaking news events and things like that,” Roker says.

At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.

We embarked on the evening of the 28th of June, and weighed anchor before daybreak of the 29th.

After you have repeated the Correlation, then repeat the two extremes, thus—“Anchor” … “Bolster.”

On the 2nd of July, we again attempted to weigh anchor, but with no better success than the day before.

At eight o'clock the next morning we got underweigh; but the Dick in weighing her anchor found both flukes broken off.


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On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anchor, such as: mainstay, ballast, bower, comfort, defense, and fastener.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.