An·chor v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anchored p. pr. & vb. n. Anchoring.]
1. To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.
2. To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
Till that my nails were anchored in thine eyes. --Shak.
1. Held by an anchor; at anchor; held safely; as, an anchored bark; also, shaped like an anchor; forked; as, an anchored tongue.
2. Her. Having the extremities turned back, like the flukes of an anchor; as, an anchored cross. [Sometimes spelt ancred.]