- that portion of a harbor or area outside a harbor suitable for anchoring or in which ships are permitted to anchor.
- a charge for occupying such an area.
- the act of anchoring or the state of being anchored.
- that to which anything is fastened.
- a means of anchoring or making fast.
- something that can be relied on: The Bible is her anchorage.
- (in a suspension bridge) a massive masonry or concrete construction securing a cable at each end.
- an abutment.
- the locking in of a tooth filling by means of an undercut.
- a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964.
- the act of anchoring
- any place where a vessel is anchored
- a place designated for vessels to anchor
- a fee imposed for anchoring
- anything used as an anchor
- a source of security or strength
- something that supplies a secure hold for something else
- the cell or retreat of an anchorite
- the largest city in Alaska, a port in the south, at the head of Cook Inlet. Pop: 270 951 (2003 est)
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.
- The surgical fixation of loose or prolapsed abdominal or pelvic organs.
- The part to which something is secured or stabilized.
- A tooth or an implanted tooth substitute to which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restorative material is fastened.
- 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.