Aground
Aground A*ground", adv. & a. [Pref. a- + ground.] On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term applied to a ship when its bottom lodges on the ground. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • aground — [ə ground′] adv., adj. on or onto the shore, the bottom, a reef, etc. [the ship ran aground] …   English World dictionary

  • aground — (adv.) late 13c., on the ground, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + GROUND (Cf. ground) (n.). Of ships and boats, stranded, from c.1500 …   Etymology dictionary

  • aground — [adv] on the bottom of ashore, beached, disabled, foundered, grounded, high and dry*, marooned, reefed, shipwrecked, stranded, stuck, swamped, wrecked; concept 583 Ant. afloat …   New thesaurus

  • aground — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ (with reference to a ship) on or on to the bottom in shallow water …   English terms dictionary

  • aground — adj., adv. to run aground (the ship ran aground) * * * [ə graʊnd] to run aground (the ship ran aground) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • aground — adverb or adjective Date: 14th century 1. on the ground < planes aloft and aground > 2. on or onto the shore or the bottom of a body of water < a ship run aground > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aground — a|ground [əˈgraund] adv run/go aground if a ship runs aground, it becomes stuck in a place where the water is not deep enough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aground — a|ground [ ə graund ] adverb run/go aground if a ship runs aground, it becomes stuck on a piece of ground under the water, where the water is not deep enough …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aground — [[t]əgra͟ʊnd[/t]] ADV: ADV after v If a ship runs aground, it touches the ground in a shallow part of a river, lake, or the sea, and gets stuck. The ship ran aground where there should have been a depth of 35ft …   English dictionary

  • aground — adverb run/go aground if a ship runs aground, it becomes stuck in a place where the water is not deep enough …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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