anchorage

anchorage

[ang-ker-ij]
noun
1.
that portion of a harbor or area outside a harbor suitable for anchoring or in which ships are permitted to anchor.
2.
a charge for occupying such an area.
3.
the act of anchoring or the state of being anchored.
4.
that to which anything is fastened.
5.
a means of anchoring or making fast.
6.
something that can be relied on: The Bible is her anchorage.
7.
(in a suspension bridge) a massive masonry or concrete construction securing a cable at each end.
8.
Dentistry.
a.
an abutment.
b.
the locking in of a tooth filling by means of an undercut.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English ankerage. See anchor, -age

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Anchorage

[ang-ker-ij]
noun
a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964.
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anchorage1 (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the act of anchoring
2.  any place where a vessel is anchored
3.  a place designated for vessels to anchor
4.  a fee imposed for anchoring
5.  anything used as an anchor
6.  a source of security or strength
7.  something that supplies a secure hold for something else

anchorage2 (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ)
 
n
the cell or retreat of an anchorite

Anchorage (ˈæŋkərɪdʒ)
 
n
the largest city in Alaska, a port in the south, at the head of Cook Inlet. Pop: 270 951 (2003 est)

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anchorage
1510s, "toll or charge for anchoring" (see anchor). Meaning "act of dropping anchor, being at anchor" is from 1610s; that of "place suitable for anchoring" is from 1706. The Alaska city Anchorage was founded 1914.
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anchorage an·chor·age (āng'kər-ĭj)
n.

  1. The surgical fixation of loose or prolapsed abdominal or pelvic organs.

  2. The part to which something is secured or stabilized.

  3. A tooth or an implanted tooth substitute to which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restorative material is fastened.

  4. The resistance to displacement offered by an anatomical structure used to help move a tooth.

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Anchorage definition


City in south-central Alaska; largest city in the state.

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