(Of a ship) take up the anchor when ready to depart.
More example sentences
- The next day with good weather the ship weighed anchor to rendezvous with HMAS Sydney.
- The ship weighed anchor as planned on April 18 after a visit which seemed all too short, and headed east on a passage of some 5,800 miles to Cairns in Australia.
- There was a sharp tug and a few muffled cries of sailors as they docked the ship, weighing anchor and tying ropes the width of Cleo's arm to great posts on the dock wall.