anchor
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Usage note
Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the definite article "el" in the singular.
anchor(
eyn
-
kuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. el ancla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A danforth anchor is better suited to the sandy bottom of these waters.Un ancla tipo danforth es más adecuada para el lecho arenoso de estas aguas.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The clipper was at anchor when the pirates attacked.El clíper estaba anclado cuando atacaron los piratas.
The ship dropped anchor in the bay.El barco fondeó en la bahía.
Weigh anchor and make sail while the tide is still with us!¡Levad anclas y dad vela mientras aún va la marea con nosotros!
2. (support)
a. el sostén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother was an anchor for me when I was struggling with depression.Mi hermano fue un sostén para mí cuando luchaba contra la depresión.
3. (television)
a. el presentador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la presentadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The anchor announced that a hurricane was headed for the East Coast.El presentador anunció que un huracán se dirigía hacia la costa este.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to secure with an anchor)
a. anclar
We anchored our sailboat in a small cove on the south side of the island.Anclamos nuestro velero en una cala pequeña al sur de la isla.
b. fondear
The captain ordered the sailors to strike the sails, head upwind and anchor the ship.El capitán ordenó a los marineros que arriaran las velas, pusieran proa al viento y fondearan el barco.
5. (television)
a. presentar
I'll be anchoring the local news for the first time tonight.Presentaré las noticias locales por primera vez esta noche.
6. (to fix)
a. sujetar
We anchored the tent stakes to the ground and then began to build a fire.Sujetamos las estacas de la tienda al suelo y empezamos a preparar una fogata.
b. anclar
The climber anchored his line to the rock before beginning his descent.El escalador ancló su cuerda a la roca antes de empezar el descenso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to secure a boat)
a. anclar
We need to find a sheltered place to anchor for the night.Tenemos que encontrar un lugar protegido para anclar durante la noche.
b. fondear
We anchored in the harbor.Fondeamos en el puerto.
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anchor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. la ancla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a. el eje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of team)
at anchorfondeado(a), anclado(a)
to drop anchorechar el ancla, fondear
to weigh anchorlevar anclas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (nautical)
a. fondear, anclar
4. (fix securely)
a. sujetar, anclar
5. (radio, tv program)
a. presentar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (nautical)
a. fondear, anclar
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anchor [ˈæŋkəʳ]
noun
1 (Náut) ancla (f)
to be or lie or ride at anchor estar al ancla; estar anclado; to cast or drop anchor echar anclas; anchors aweigh! ¡leven anclas!
2 seguridad (f); sostén (m); (person) pilar (m)
transitive verb
1 (Náut) anclar
2 sujetar;to a; afianzar;to en
3 especially (US) (TV) (Rad) presentar
Viewers saw him anchoring a 5-minute summary of regional news ...a series of cassettes on the Vietnam War, anchored by Mr Cronkite
intransitive verb
(Náut) anclar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
anchor
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anchor(
ahn
-
chohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(breadth)
a. width
El largo de la alfombra es de tres metros, y el anchor de dos metros.The length of the carpet is three meters, and the width is two meters.
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news anchor
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