1An area off the coast which is suitable for a ship to anchor.
- 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.
- 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.