- Also called double tide. Oceanography.
- a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
- a low tide in which the water recedes to a certain level, rises slightly, then recedes again.
- (in ancient Roman building) an earthen mound or rampart, especially one having no revetment.
Origin of agger
1350–1400; Middle English: heap, pile < Latin: rubble, mound, rampart, equivalent to ag- ag- + -ger, base of gerere to carry, bring
- agriculture: ag courses; to major in ag.
Origin of ag
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Examples from the Web for agger
In some places the agger is above three foot raised from the surface.The Evolution Of An English Town
Behind the custom-house is a fine piece of the Agger and the Porta Viminalis.
Passing under the arch, turn to the left, there are some remains of the agger.
He asked where the men of Agger were, and Steinar told him what he had done.
The next thing that I remember is the coming of the men of Agger.
- an earthwork or mound forming a rampart, esp in a Roman military camp
C14: from Latin agger a heap, from ad- to + gerere to carry, bring
- an expression of surprise, annoyance, pleasure, etc
- an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc
- Antigua and Barbuda
from Latin argentum
- Adjutant General
- Attorney General
(for sense 3) German: joint-stock company
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Word Origin and History for agger
abbreviation of agriculture, attested from 1918, American English.
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- The symbol for the elementsilver
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- The symbol for silver.
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