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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel ang-ker]
    • /wɛl ˈæŋ kər/
    • /wel ˈæŋ.kər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel ang-ker]
    • /wɛl ˈæŋ kər/

Definitions of well-anchored word

  • noun well-anchored any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object, typically having broad, hooklike arms that bury themselves in the bottom to provide a firm hold. 1
  • noun well-anchored any similar device for holding fast or checking motion: an anchor of stones. 1
  • noun well-anchored any device for securing a suspension or cantilever bridge at either end. 1
  • noun well-anchored any of various devices, as a metal tie, for binding one part of a structure to another. 1
  • noun well-anchored a person or thing that can be relied on for support, stability, or security; mainstay: Hope was his only anchor. 1
  • noun well-anchored Radio and Television. a person who is the main broadcaster on a program of news, sports, etc., and who usually also serves as coordinator of all participating broadcasters during the program; anchorman or anchorwoman; anchorperson. 1

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Origin of well-anchored

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English anker, ancre, Old English ancor, ancer, ancra (compare Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German anker) < Latin anc(h)ora < Greek ánkȳra

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Parts of speech for Well-anchored


well-anchored popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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