how to pronounce anchorage


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anchorage is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of anchorage in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… let's head to anchorage town square …”

meanings of anchorage


  1. A fee charged for anchoring.
  2. The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs.
  3. The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
  4. Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
  5. That into which something is anchored or fastened.
  6. The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
  7. The retreat of a hermit, or anchorite.
  8. A harbor, river, or offshore area that can accommodate a ship at anchor, either for quarantine, queuing, or discharge..


  1. A large coastal city in Alaska.

anchorage frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word anchorage occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics anchorage can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that anchorage can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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