anchorage








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.
    1. an abutment.
    2. the locking in of a tooth filling by means of an undercut.

noun

  1. a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964.

noun

  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

noun

  1. the cell or retreat of an anchorite

noun

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

mid-14c., “toll or charge for anchoring” (see anchor (v.) + -age. Meaning “act of dropping anchor, being at anchor” is from 1610s; that of “place suitable for anchoring” is from 1706. The Alaska city of Anchorage was founded 1914.

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.

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

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