Definition of Aweigh

1. Adjective. (used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom. "Anchors aweigh"

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2. Adjective. (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom.
Exact synonyms: Atrip
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
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Definition of Aweigh

1. adv. Just drawn out of the ground, and hanging perpendicularly; atrip; -- said of the anchor.

Definition of Aweigh

1. Adjective. Just drawn out of the ground, and hanging perpendicularly; atrip; said of the anchor. ¹

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Definition of Aweigh

1. hanging just clear of the bottom -- used of an anchor [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aweigh

awe
awe-inspire
awe-inspired
awe-inspires
awe-inspiring
awe-stricken
awe-struck
awearied
aweary
aweather
awed
awedness
awee
aweel
aweful
aweigh (current term)
aweing
aweless
awelessness
awent
awes
awesome
awesome-sauce
awesome sauce
awesomely
awesomeness
awesomenesses
awesomenessness
awesomer
awesomesauce

Literary usage of Aweigh

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1. Today's Short Stories Analyzed: An Informal Encyclopedia of Short Story Art by Robert Wilson Neal (1918)
"... aweigh BY HARRIET WELLES Reprinted from " Scribner's Magazine" for August, 1917, by Permission of the Editors and the Author. (Copyrighted, 1917) 1. ..."

2. Okay, Girls by Helen Gilbert (2006)
"Anchors aweigh We graduated from training the first week of February l943. I missed the graduation ceremony, though. I was in sick bay, running a slightly ..."

3. Navy Song Book edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"Anchors aweigh, Sail Navy down the field And sink the Army, sink the Army Grey. From beginning io End Decks cleared for the fray, Get under way, Navy, ..."

4. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"... the anchor is aweigh, the wind being ahead and all the sails aback, she will immediately ... the anchor is aweigh, owing to her not being head to wind; ..."

5. The Corinthian Yachtsman, Or, Hints on Yachtingby Tyrrel E. Biddle by Tyrrel E. Biddle (1881)
"aweigh.—An anchor when drawn out of the ground is said to be aweigh. Aye, Aye, Sir.—An affirmative answer given by seamen, signifying that they understand ..."

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