Synonyms for aground

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-ground
Phonetic Transcription : əˈgraʊnd

Top 10 synonyms for aground Other synonyms for the word aground

Définition of aground

Origin :
  • late 13c., "on the ground," from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + ground (n.). Of ships and boats, "stranded," from c.1500.
  • adv on the bottom of
Example sentences :
  • The landing boat was aground, having removed the two passengers.
  • Extract from : « Sand Doom » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • This ship, also aground in the Middle Channel, now came into action with a roar.
  • Extract from : « The Long Roll » by Mary Johnston
  • The ship was plunging fore and aft—a sure sign that she was not now aground.
  • Extract from : « The Cryptogram » by William Murray Graydon
  • You threatened to drown Tony, and if your boat had not got aground you would have run him down.
  • Extract from : « The Boat Club » by Oliver Optic
  • "Well, Bob, we must come about or get aground," I continued.
  • Extract from : « Seek and Find » by Oliver Optic
  • Two of them are aground, and it is not expected they will be got off.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I » by Sir John Ross
  • The situation of a vessel when she is aground at the height of spring-tides.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • First, the sail-boat checked and slewed; 'aground,' I concluded.
  • Extract from : « The Riddle of the Sands » by Erskine Childers
  • That is to say, the ship appeared to be floating—or was she aground?
  • Extract from : « Overdue » by Harry Collingwood
  • We're out here waiting for it, instead of aground as they'll expect.
  • Extract from : « Talents, Incorporated » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Antonyms for aground

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