What does ANCHORAGE mean?

ANCHORAGE meaning in General Dictionary

Abode of an anchoret

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  • The act of anchoring or even the condition of lying at anchor
  • the health of being secured to a base
  • a payment for anchoring
  • place for vessels to anchor
  • a city in south main Alaska
  • the work of anchoring
  • The work of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
  • a location suitable for anchoring or in which ships anchor; a hold for an anchor.
  • The set of anchors owned by a ship.
  • Something which holds like an anchor; a hold; as, the anchorages of Brooklyn Bridge.
  • some thing by which one may rely for security; ground of trust.
  • A toll for anchoring; anchorage tasks.
  • Abode of an anchoret.

ANCHORAGE meaning in Law Dictionary

In English law. A prestation or cost for virtually any anchor cast from a ship in a port; and often, though there be no anchor. Hale, de Jure Mar. pt. 2, c. 0. See 1 W. Bl. 413 et seq.; 4 Term. 2G2.


ANCHORAGE meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "toll or cost for anchoring" (see anchor (v.) + -age. Meaning "act of falling anchor, coming to anchor" is from 1610s; that "place appropriate anchoring" is from 1706. The Alaska city of Anchorage ended up being established 1914.


ANCHORAGE meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The act of anchoring, and/or problem of lying at anchor.

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  • (n.) Somewhere suitable for anchoring or in which ships anchor; a hold for an anchor.
  • (letter.) The collection of anchors owned by a ship.
  • (letter.) a thing that holds like an anchor; a hold; as, the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • (n.) some thing where one may hinge for security; floor of trust.
  • (letter.) A toll for anchoring; anchorage responsibilities.
  • (n.) Abode of an anchoret.

Sentence Examples with the word ANCHORAGE

There are besides many other safe anchorages about the coast, notably Shoal Bay and Kotara Anchorage in the South Andaman; Cadell Bay and the Turtle Islands in the North Andaman; and Outram Harbour and Kwangtung Strait in the archipelago.

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