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Definition of the adjective aground

What does aground mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. stuck in a place where a ship can no longer float
    • examples: a ship aground offshore | a boat aground on the beach waiting for the tide to lift it
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • antonym: afloat

Alternative definition of the adjective aground


  1. [nautical] Resting on the bottom. (refers only to floating craft).
  2. [1811] Stuck fast, stopped, at a loss, ruined; like a boat or vessel aground.

Definition of the adverb aground

What does aground mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. with the bottom lodged on the ground
    • example: he ran the ship aground

Alternative definition of the adverb aground


  1. [nautical] Resting on the bottom. (refers only to floating craft).


"Aground" is a book by Charles Williams.

Phrases with Aground

  1. run aground
  2. to run aground

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aground

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Aground, not afloat. 4.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

France oil spill March 17, 1978 Supertanker Amoco Cadiz lost its steering ability, ran aground, and spilled its cargo of oil off the west coast of France The volume of this oil spill was more than six times greater than the Exxon Valdez spill.

Google previewKonkani-English dictionary (1930)

by Dacho Furtad

to run aground, to strand. Xiristto m custom, practice.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

Name Year and Location General Description of Oil Spill supertanker 1967, Celtic Sea off Land's End, Ran aground and wrecked on Pollard's Rock in the Seven Stones Torrey Canyon the most southwesterly point reef between the Isles of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure (2006)

by Victoria Sandz, Robert F. Marx

Both ships ran aground at a small port near Havana and were totally lost. The pirate ship entered the port and its crew cut the throats of many of the Spanish survivors. Unidentified, Spanish bark Location: Boga Pavillion History: In ¡672, ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

aground«. were masculine;. astar«. and. aland«. were neuter. By about 1400, all inanimate nouns were neuter, and the sex of an animate noun determined whether it was referred to as. ahe«. or. ashe«. the vocabulary shows a massive influx ...

Google previewA Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect (1883)

Arranged According to Syllables and Tones by Adele Marion Fielde

khiia 137 To run aground. X 5% 1022 T cfiu khha sue; the boat ...

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Men becoming Angels is hard
Too many temptations abound
If downy wings Angels discard
'Fore too long they go aground (Ray Lucero)
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Scrabble value of A1G2R1O1U1N1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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