Aweigh
Aweigh A*weigh", adv. [Pref. a- + weigh.] (Naut.) Just drawn out of the ground, and hanging perpendicularly; atrip; -- said of the anchor. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • aweigh — raised, perpendicular, 1620s, nautical, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + WEIGH (Cf. weigh) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aweigh — [ə wā′] adj. [ A 1 + WEIGH2] Naut. just clear of the bottom: said of an anchor that is being weighed …   English World dictionary

  • aweigh — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aweigh — /euh way /, adj. Naut. (of an anchor) just free of the bottom; atrip: Anchors aweigh! [1620 30; A 1 + WEIGH2] * * * …   Universalium

  • aweigh — adjective Date: 1670 raised just clear of the bottom used of an anchor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aweigh — adjective Just drawn out of the ground, and hanging perpendicularly; atrip; said of the anchor …   Wiktionary

  • aweigh — away …   American English homophones

  • aweigh — adv. (Nautical) slightly above the sea floor (of an anchor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aweigh — adjective Nautical (of an anchor) raised just clear of the seabed …   English new terms dictionary

  • aweigh — a•weigh [[t]əˈweɪ[/t]] adj. naut. (of an anchor) just free of the bottom • Etymology: 1620 …   From formal English to slang

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