adjective \əˈtȯnt, -änt\
variants: or



Definition of ataunt

  1. 1 :  fully rigged; especially :  with all light upper spars hoisted and rigged

  2. 2 :  completely in order :  shipshape

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at else, tantamount

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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