Translation of "anchor" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

anchor

noun [ C ] uk /ˈæŋ.kər/ us /ˈæŋ.kɚ/
ON A BOAT

C2 a heavy metal object, usually shaped like a cross with curved arms, on a strong rope or chain, that is dropped from a boat into the water to prevent the boat from moving away

We dropped anchor (= lowered the anchor into the water) and stopped. 我们抛锚停船。
It was time to weigh anchor (= pull up the anchor and sail away). 该是起锚开船的时候了。
SUPPORT 支持

C2 someone or something that gives support when needed

可以依靠的人(或物);精神支柱;靠山
She was my anchor when things were difficult for me. 我身处困境时,她就是我的精神支柱。
This treaty has been called the anchor (= strongest part) of their foreign policy. 该条约被称作是他们外交政策的基石。
BROADCASTER 播音员

mainly US an anchorman or anchorwoman

(广播、电视节目的)主持人
verb uk /ˈæŋ.kər/ us /ˈæŋ.kɚ/
FASTEN 使固定

C2 [ I or T ] to lower an anchor into the water in order to stop a boat from moving away

抛锚,下锚

C2 [ T ] to make something or someone stay in one position by fastening him, her, or it firmly

把…系住(或扎牢);使稳固,使固定
We anchored ourselves to the rocks with a rope. 我们用绳子把自己固定在岩石上。
BROADCAST 广播

[ T ] mainly US to act as the anchorman or anchorwoman of a programme

主持,担任(节目的)主持人
She will anchor the new morning news show. 她将主持新的早间新闻节目。

(Translation of “anchor” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)