Definition of Aground

1. Adjective. Stuck in a place where a ship can no longer float. "A boat aground on the beach waiting for the tide to lift it"

Antonyms: Afloat



2. Adverb. With the bottom lodged on the ground. "He ran the ship aground"

Definition of Aground

1. adv. & a. On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term applied to a ship when its bottom lodges on the ground.

Definition of Aground

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

2. Adjective. (1811) Stuck fast, stopped, at a loss, ruined; like a boat or vessel aground. ¹

3. Adverb. (nautical) Resting on the bottom. (refers only to floating craft). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aground

1. on the ground [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aground

agrostographical
agrostography
agrostologic
agrostological
agrostologist
agrostologists
agrostology
agrosystem
agrosystems
agrotech
agrotechnologies
agrotechnology
agroterrorism
agroterrorist
agroterrorists
aground (current term)
aground(p)
agroupment
agroupments
agrypnia
agrypnias
agrypnocoma
agrypnotic
agrypnotics
agryze
agryzed
agryzes
agryzing
agrèmens
ags

Literary usage of Aground

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1. The Polar World: A Popular Description of Man and Nature in the Arctic and by Georg Hartwig (1869)
"As they drift along down Baffin's Bay and Davis's Strait, they not seldom run ICEBERGS aground. aground on some shallow shore, where, bidding defiance to ..."

2. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John by Elisha Kent Kane (1856)
"The heavy floes and bergs that are aground outside of us have encroached upon the lighter ice of the reach, and choke its outlet to the sea. ..."

3. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"As they drift along down Baffin's Bay and Davis's Strait, they not seldom run ICEBERGS aground. aground on some shallow shore, where, bidding defiance to ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"Though in order to get off the Rodney there was aground wanted some more steam-power, Captain Graham so ..."

5. Through Siberia, the Land of the Future by Fridtjof Nansen (1914)
"... a hermit : Difficult navigation, we run aground : Meeting with the tug and lighters from the south : Prospects of delay ~TN the course of the morning of ..."

6. An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great by William Kelly (1851)
"CHAPTER V. Set sail and get aground — How we bumped, thumped, and staggered — Scene in the Cabin — Sleeping in the Foresail — Providential Deliverance ..."

7. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"... went on upon the sands, as near as I could to the wreck of the ship, to look for more. CHAPTER VI. Observe the ship driven farther aground by the late ..."

8. The Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1869)
"The Steamer aground. Dec. 16. — The steamer got aground this afternoon, and it was dark before they got her oft" again. It is not a pleasant thought to any ..."

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