agger

[ aj-er ]
/ ˈædʒ ər /

noun

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.
(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

Definition for agger (2 of 2)

ag

[ ag ]
/ æg /

adjective, noun Informal.

agriculture: ag courses; to major in ag.

Origin of ag

by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for agger (1 of 5)

agger

/ (ˈædʒə) /

noun

an earthwork or mound forming a rampart, esp in a Roman military camp

Word Origin for agger

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

British Dictionary definitions for agger (2 of 5)

ag

1
/ (æx) /

interjection Southern African

an expression of surprise, annoyance, pleasure, etc

sentence connector

an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc

British Dictionary definitions for agger (3 of 5)

ag

2

the internet domain name for

Antigua and Barbuda

British Dictionary definitions for agger (4 of 5)

Ag


the chemical symbol for

silver

Word Origin for Ag

from Latin argentum

British Dictionary definitions for agger (5 of 5)

AG


abbreviation for

Adjutant General
Attorney General
Aktiengesellschaft

Word Origin for AG

(for sense 3) German: joint-stock company
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Medicine definitions for agger

Ag


The symbol for the elementsilver
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Science definitions for agger

Ag


The symbol for silver.
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