aground

adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈgrau̇nd \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of aground

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

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First Known Use of aground

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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aground Synonyms

Synonyms

beached, grounded, stranded;

Antonyms

afloat;

Near Antonyms

offshore;

Related Words

landed;

alongshore;

high and dry;


AGROUND Defined for English Language Learners

aground

Definition of aground for English Language Learners

  • : on or onto the ground


AGROUND Defined for Kids

aground

adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈgrau̇nd \

Definition of aground for Students

: on or onto the shore or the bottom of a body of water
  • The ship ran aground during the storm.


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