- Secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
- Fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
- A mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
- A central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
- A television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute