meaning of aground

aground meaning in General Dictionary

on the floor stranded a nautical term applied to a ship whenever its bottom lodges on the ground

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  • because of the base lodged on the ground
  • caught in a place where a ship can no longer float
  • On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term used to a ship whenever its base lodges on the ground.

aground meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., "on the bottom," from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + ground (letter.). Of vessels and boats, "stranded," from c.1500.


aground meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) on the floor; stranded; -- a nautical term placed on a ship when its bottom lodges on the floor.