aground

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. stranded, grounded.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. on the ground, washed ashore, beached, foundered, grounded, stranded, swamped, shipwrecked, reefed, disabled, marooned, on the shore, resting on the bottom, on a rock, stuck in the mud, stuck, stuck fast, not afloat, cast away, wrecked, shoaled, piled up.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
ashore, beached, stuck fast, stranded.

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  • aground — [ə ground′] adv., adj. on or onto the shore, the bottom, a reef, etc. [the ship ran aground] …   English World dictionary

  • Aground — A*ground , adv. & a. [Pref. a + ground.] On the ground; stranded; a nautical term applied to a ship when its bottom lodges on the ground. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aground — (adv.) late 13c., on the ground, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + GROUND (Cf. ground) (n.). Of ships and boats, stranded, from c.1500 …   Etymology dictionary

  • aground — [adv] on the bottom of ashore, beached, disabled, foundered, grounded, high and dry*, marooned, reefed, shipwrecked, stranded, stuck, swamped, wrecked; concept 583 Ant. afloat …   New thesaurus

  • aground — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ (with reference to a ship) on or on to the bottom in shallow water …   English terms dictionary

  • aground — adj., adv. to run aground (the ship ran aground) * * * [ə graʊnd] to run aground (the ship ran aground) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • aground — adverb or adjective Date: 14th century 1. on the ground < planes aloft and aground > 2. on or onto the shore or the bottom of a body of water < a ship run aground > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aground — a|ground [əˈgraund] adv run/go aground if a ship runs aground, it becomes stuck in a place where the water is not deep enough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aground — a|ground [ ə graund ] adverb run/go aground if a ship runs aground, it becomes stuck on a piece of ground under the water, where the water is not deep enough …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aground — [[t]əgra͟ʊnd[/t]] ADV: ADV after v If a ship runs aground, it touches the ground in a shallow part of a river, lake, or the sea, and gets stuck. The ship ran aground where there should have been a depth of 35ft …   English dictionary

  • aground — adverb run/go aground if a ship runs aground, it becomes stuck in a place where the water is not deep enough …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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