Aground

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

    English World dictionary

  • 2 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 aground — UK [əˈɡraʊnd] / US 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 …

    English dictionary

  • 13 aground — [əˈgraʊnd] adv run/go aground if a ship runs aground, it becomes stuck on a piece of ground under the water[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 aground — predic.adj. & adv. (of a ship) on or on to the bottom of shallow water (be aground; run aground). Etymology: ME f. A(2) + GROUND(1) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 aground — /euh grownd /, adv., adj. on or into the ground; in a stranded condition or state: The ship ran aground. [1250 1300; ME. See A 1, GROUND] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 aground — 1. adjective a) Resting on the bottom. (refers only to floating craft). b) Stuck fast, stopped, at a loss, ruined; like a boat or vessel aground. 2. adverb Resting on the bottom. (refers only to floating craft) …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 aground — adverb & adjective the ship was aground when we spotted it Syn: grounded, ashore, beached, stuck, shipwrecked, high and dry, on the rocks, on the ground/bottom …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 aground — a•ground [[t]əˈgraʊnd[/t]] adv. adj. 1) with the bottom stuck on the ground beneath a body of water; stranded: The ship ran aground[/ex] 2) on or onto the ground • Etymology: 1250–1300 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 aground — /əˈgraʊnd / (say uh grownd) adjective 1. on the ground; stranded. –adverb 2. onto the ground or shore: the ship ran aground …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 aground — See hard aground …

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