anchor

USAGE NOTE
Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the definite article "el" in the singular.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
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).
(F)
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
, 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).
(F)
The anchor announced that a hurricane was headed for the East Coast.El presentador anunció que un huracán se dirigía hacia la costa este.
4. (hardware)
a. el taco
(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).
(M)
The anchor is too small for this screw.El taco es muy pequeño para este tornillo.
b. el tarugo
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Drill a hole in the wall and put an anchor in it.Haz un agujero en la pared con el taladro y mete un tarugo.
c. el taquete
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Can you believe they didn't have any anchors at the hardware shop?¿Puedes creer que no tenían taquetes en la tlapalería?
d. el chazo
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Make sure to fix the screw to the wall tightly with an anchor. This picture is heavy.Asegúrate de ajustar bien el tornillo a la pared con un chazo. Este cuado es pesado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (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.
6. (television)
a. presentar
I'll be anchoring the local news for the first time tonight.Presentaré las noticias locales por primera vez esta noche.
7. (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.).
intransitive verb
8. (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).
Noun
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).
(F)
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).
(M)
(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.).
transitive verb
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.).
intransitive verb
6. (nautical)
a. fondear, anclar
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
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