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Posted 2014-09-26T04:24:48Z


An´chor Pronunciation: ăņ´kẽr
n. 1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Fig.: That which gives STABILITY or SECURITY; that on which we place DEPENDENCE for safety.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul.
- Heb. vi. 19.
4. (Her.) An emblem of hope.[...]