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agger

[aj-er]
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noun
  1. Also called double tide. Oceanography.
    1. a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
    2. a low tide in which the water recedes to a certain level, rises slightly, then recedes again.
  2. (in ancient Roman building) an earthen mound or rampart, especially one having no revetment.
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Origin of agger

1350–1400; Middle English: heap, pile < Latin: rubble, mound, rampart, equivalent to ag- ag- + -ger, base of gerere to carry, bring

ag

[ag]
adjective, noun Informal.
  1. agriculture: ag courses; to major in ag.
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Origin of ag

by shortening
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Examples from the Web for agger

Historical Examples

  • In some places the agger is above three foot raised from the surface.

    The Evolution Of An English Town

    Gordon Home

  • Behind the custom-house is a fine piece of the Agger and the Porta Viminalis.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes

  • Passing under the arch, turn to the left, there are some remains of the agger.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes

  • He asked where the men of Agger were, and Steinar told him what he had done.

    The Wanderer's Necklace

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The next thing that I remember is the coming of the men of Agger.

    The Wanderer's Necklace

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for agger

agger

noun
  1. an earthwork or mound forming a rampart, esp in a Roman military camp
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin agger a heap, from ad- to + gerere to carry, bring

ag1

interjection Southern African
  1. an expression of surprise, annoyance, pleasure, etc
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sentence connector
  1. an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc
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ag2

the internet domain name for
  1. Antigua and Barbuda
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Ag

the chemical symbol for
  1. silver
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Word Origin

from Latin argentum

AG

abbreviation for
  1. Adjutant General
  2. Attorney General
  3. Aktiengesellschaft
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Word Origin

(for sense 3) German: joint-stock company
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Word Origin and History for agger

ag

n.

abbreviation of agriculture, attested from 1918, American English.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

agger in Medicine

Ag

  1. The symbol for the elementsilver

agger in Science

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