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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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Saturday, live coverage anchored by Brit Hume and Catherine Crier.
The Dixwell Avenue Shopping Center will be anchored by Super Stop & Shop, with Staples, Toy Works, Old Navy Gap, and Pep Boys on board.
This centre comprises 31 acres and is over 80% pre-leased and upon completion, will total approximately 293,000 square feet of leasable area anchored by Home Depot and a national supermarket chain (both retailer owned), and Cineplex.
Also currently under construction at Innes Road and Lanthier Drive in Ottawa, Ontario, is about 346,000 square feet of new format retail anchored by a retailer-owned Loblaws (150,000 square feet).
Mega Centre Lebourgneuf in Quebec City will total 870,000 square feet anchored by (user-owned) retailers Costco, Home Depot, Canadian Tire and Loblaws.
The mall contains approximately 693,285 sf of space and is anchored by: Sears, Burdines, JC Penny's and Dillard's.
The center is anchored by JCPenney, Parisian, Rich's, Sears and Macy's Home Store, which recently replaced Macy's as an anchor.
The shopping center is anchored by Barnes & Noble, Office Max, Old Navy and is shadow-anchored by Kroger.
Sheffield Crossing is anchored by a 59,000 square foot Giant Eagle supermarket and CVS drugstore and is currently 88% occupied.
The 108,325 square foot shopping center is anchored by a new 74,627 square foot H-E-B supermarket and also includes Starbucks, Hollywood Video, a Sprint retail store and a number of other local tenants.
The 58,804 square foot shopping center is anchored by a Winn Dixie supermarket, and also includes an Eckerd pharmacy, First Union Bank and a range of local tenants.