aground

[uh-ground]

adverb, adjective

on or into the ground; in a stranded condition or state: The ship ran aground.

Nearby words

  1. agrostology,
  2. agrotechnician,
  3. agrotechnology,
  4. agroterrorism,
  5. agrotourism,
  6. agrypnotic,
  7. agréation,
  8. agrégé,
  9. agrémens,
  10. agrément

Origin of aground

1250–1300; Middle English. See a-1, ground1

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British Dictionary definitions for aground

aground

adverb, adjective

(postpositive) on or onto the ground or bottom, as in shallow water
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Word Origin and History for aground

aground

adv.

late 13c., "on the ground," from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + ground (n.). Of ships and boats, "stranded," from c.1500.

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