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An·chor·age

 (ăng′kər-ĭj)
A city of southern Alaska on Cook Inlet south-southwest of Fairbanks. Founded in 1915 as construction headquarters for the Alaska Railroad, it is the largest city in the state.

an·chor·age

 (ăng′kər-ĭj)
n.
1. A place for anchoring.
2. A fee charged for the privilege of anchoring.
3. The act of anchoring or the condition of being at anchor.
4. A means of securing or stabilizing: The central bank was the anchorage of the financial community.

anchorage

(ˈæŋkərɪdʒ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the act of anchoring
2. (Nautical Terms) any place where a vessel is anchored
3. (Nautical Terms) a place designated for vessels to anchor
4. (Nautical Terms) a fee imposed for anchoring
5. (Nautical Terms) anything used as an anchor
6. a source of security or strength
7. something that supplies a secure hold for something else

anchorage

(ˈæŋkərɪdʒ)
n
the cell or retreat of an anchorite

Anchorage

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

an•chor•age

(ˈæŋ kər ɪdʒ)

n.
1. a place for anchoring ships.
2. a charge for occupying such an area.
3. the act of anchoring or the state of being anchored.
4. a means of securing.
5. something providing security.
[1400–50]

An•chor•age

(ˈæŋ kər ɪdʒ)

n.
a seaport in S Alaska. 250,505.

anchorage

A specified location for anchoring or mooring a vessel in-stream or offshore.

anchorage

a toll charged for anchoring in a harbor.
See also: Dues and Payment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anchorage - the condition of being secured to a base; "the plant needs a firm anchorage"; "the mother provides emotional anchorage for the entire family"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.anchorage - a fee for anchoringanchorage - a fee for anchoring      
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
3.anchorage - a city in south central AlaskaAnchorage - a city in south central Alaska; "Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska"
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
4.anchorage - place for vessels to anchoranchorage - place for vessels to anchor    
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
harbor, harbour, seaport, haven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
mooring, berth, moorage, slip - a place where a craft can be made fast
roads, roadstead - a partly sheltered anchorage
5.anchorage - the act of anchoringanchorage - the act of anchoring      
arrival - the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her arrival"

anchorage

noun berth, haven, port, harbour, dock, quay, dockage, moorage, harbourage The vessel yesterday reached anchorage off Dubai.
Translations
مَكان الإرْساء، مَلَاذ
kotviště
ankerpladshavn
AnchorageAnkerplatz
horgonyhely
skipalægi
miesto na zakotvenie
demirleme yeri

anchorage

[ˈæŋkərɪdʒ]
A. Nancladero m, fondeadero m
B. CPD anchorage dues NPL anchorage fee Nanclaje m

anchorage

[ˈæŋkərɪdʒ] nmouillage m, ancrage m

anchorage

n
(Naut) → Ankerplatz m
(also anchorage dues)Anker- or Liegegebühren pl

anchorage

[ˈæŋkərɪdʒ] nancoraggio

anchor

(ˈӕŋkə) noun
1. something, usually a heavy piece of metal with points which dig into the sea-bed, used to hold a boat in one position.
2. something that holds someone or something steady.
verb
to hold (a boat etc) steady (with an anchor). They have anchored (the boat) near the shore; He used a stone to anchor his papers.
ˈanchorage (-ridʒ) noun
a place which is safe, or used, for anchoring boats. a sheltered anchorage.
at anchor
(of a ship) anchored. The ship lay at anchor in the bay.
References in classic literature ?
He and his men had had days of weary sailing and had sought in vain for shallow water in which they might come to an anchorage.
Sailing across the bay to the Cheniere Caminada, Edna felt as if she were being borne away from some anchorage which had held her fast, whose chains had been loosening--had snapped the night before when the mystic spirit was abroad, leaving her free to drift whithersoever she chose to set her sails.
There ought to have been a tranquil bark in such an anchorage, and there was.
The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores.
It has a capacious bay, with indifferent anchorage.
All this, according to the journalist, is "cast" when a ship arriving at an anchorage is brought up.
Everything quieted down and the anchorage be- came still as death.
In the bay of Nukuheva was the anchorage we desired to reach.
I’ve often heard of that Bay of State,” said Benjamin, “but can’t say that I’ve ever been in it, nor do I know exactly whereaway it is that it lays; but I suppose there is good anchorage in it, and that it’s no bad place for the taking of ling; but for size it can’t be so much as a yawl to a sloop of war compared with the Bay of Biscay, or, mayhap, Torbay.
The anchorage proving unsafe, and water difficult to be procured, the captain stood out to sea, and made repeated signals for those on shore to rejoin the ship, but it was not until nine at night that they came on board.
I am in very good anchorage here," (smiling at Anne,) "well supplied, and want for nothing.
That terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything, looked back at him like a stranger through May Welland's familiar features; and once more it was borne in on him that marriage was not the safe anchorage he had been taught to think, but a voyage on uncharted seas.