anchor [-s] n
OE < L. < Gk anc- bend, crook, hook; see angle, n.
- Stabilizing instrument; curved fastening tool; heavy iron instrument for holding a vessel safe and stationary in water; [fig.] assurance; source of spiritual strength, stability, salvation, safety, or security.
anchor [anchored] v
see anchor, n.
- Settle; alight; land; perch; touch down; become attached.
- Moor; rest in the water; find a safe place to wait.