Anchorage An"chor*age, n. 1. The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor. [1913 Webster]

2. A place suitable for anchoring or where ships anchor; a hold for an anchor. [1913 Webster]

3. The set of anchors belonging to a ship. [1913 Webster]

4. Something which holds like an anchor; a hold; as, the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge. [1913 Webster]

5. Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust. [1913 Webster]

6. A toll for anchoring; anchorage duties. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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