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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 ?
All this, according to the journalist, is "cast" when a ship arriving at an anchorage is brought up.
It has a capacious bay, with indifferent anchorage. The surrounding country is extremely fertile, especially in the valleys; the soil is richer, the further you penetrate into the interior, and the climate is described as a perpetual spring.
In the bay of Nukuheva was the anchorage we desired to reach.
After dark, any time he's around, change your anchorage and douse your riding light.
Nothing clings like a suspicion in the mind of a conscientious young man that he has been allowing his heart to stray from its proper anchorage.
It was some time before he could be made to comprehend certain of the most important items of the bill, such as pilotage, anchorage, and custom-house fees; but when he discovered that maritime states in other countries derived large revenues in this manner, to the great cost of the merchant, "Well," cried he, "then I will have harbor fees also." He established them accordingly.
Paulvitch licked his lips in anticipatory joy, and urged his tired legs to greater speed that he might not be too late to the ship's anchorage to carry out his designs.
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. Finally they reached the point now known as Cape Gracias-a-Dios, and when they let the anchor go, and found that in a short time it came to rest on the floor of the ocean, some one of the sailors--perhaps Columbus himself-- is said to have remarked:
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.
Murder!" -- so that both sides of the anchorage rang with it, and my uncle turned round where he was sitting, and showed me a face full of cruelty and terror.
When approaching the anchorage there was one striking view: an irregular castle perched on the summit of a lofty hill, and surrounded by a few scattered fir-trees, boldly projected against the sky.
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.