Etymology
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anchorage (n.)

mid-14c., "toll or charge for anchoring;" see anchor (v.) + -age. The meaning "act of dropping anchor, being at anchor" is from 1610s; that of "place suitable for anchoring" is from 1706. The Alaska city of Anchorage was founded 1914.

updated on September 21, 2022

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Definitions of anchorage from WordNet
1
anchorage (n.)
the condition of being secured to a base;
the plant needs a firm anchorage
the mother provides emotional anchorage for the entire family
anchorage (n.)
a fee for anchoring;
anchorage (n.)
place for vessels to anchor;
Synonyms: anchorage ground
anchorage (n.)
the act of anchoring;
2
Anchorage (n.)
a city in south central Alaska;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.