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Pronunciation: /ˈaŋkərɪdʒ
  • The largest city in Alaska, a seaport on an inlet of the Pacific Ocean; population 279,243 (est. 2008).

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Pronunciation: /ˈaŋk(ə)rɪdʒ


  • 1An area off the coast which is suitable for a ship to anchor.
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    • NATO navies need to ensure they can deploy safely from home ports, on passage to operating areas, and can gain access to ports, harbours, anchorages or even beaches.
    • With detailed descriptions of the unspoiled islands and trails to anchorages and snorkeling areas in the park, this video is a treat.
    • On the south coast among the six anchorages, the reports are even bleaker.
  • 2 [mass noun] The action of securing something to a base or the state of being secured: the plant needs firm anchorage
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    • The role played by lateral roots and root hairs in promoting plant anchorage, and specifically resistance to vertical uprooting forces has been determined experimentally.
    • Anthony Tohill had an outstanding game against Cavan, free running, forward momentum and sparkling impact while Fergal Doherty provided excellent anchorage.
    • Both provide anchorage to a person who might otherwise get lost in meditation or in crusade.
  • 3 historical An anchorite’s dwelling place.
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    • Anchorites and anchoresses lived the religious life in the solitude of an ‘anchorage’, usually a small hut or ‘cell’ built against a church.
    • My photo below shows the rebuilt anchorage on the east wall in the peaceful churchyard surrounded by the bustle of the city centre.
    • The anchorage at St Julian's was occupied by a woman, and, as was the tradition, the anchoress took the name of the church, which explains why many people today still think Julian was a man.

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