1 [intransitive and transitive]TTW
to lower the anchor on a ship or boat to hold it in one place [= moor]:
Three tankers were anchored in the harbor.
2 [transitive usually passive]
to fasten something firmly so that it cannot move:
The shelves should be securely anchored to the wall.
to be strongly connected with a particular system, way of life etc:
John's outlook has always been anchored in the political mainstream.
to provide a feeling of support, safety or help for someone or an organization:
Steve anchors the team's defense.
Her life was anchored by her religion.
5AMT [transitive] American English
to be the person who reads the news and introduces reports on television:
Collins anchors the 6 o'clock news.