\ əˈtȯnt, -änt\
variants: or ataunto \ -​(ˌ)tō \

Definition of ataunt

1 : fully rigged especially : with all light upper spars hoisted and rigged
2 : completely in order : shipshape

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History and Etymology for ataunt

ataunt from Middle English, as much as possible, from Middle French autant as much, as much as possible, from Old French altant, autant as much, from al, el other, other thing (from assumed Vulgar Latin ale, alteration of Latin aliud, neuter of alius other) + tant so much, from Latin tantum, neuter of tantus so great; ataunto, alteration of ataunt

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