meaning of awash

awash meaning in General Dictionary

Washed by the waves or wave stated of a rock or strip of shore

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  • covered with water
  • Washed because of the waves or wave; -- said of a rock or strip of shore, or (Naut.) of an anchor, etc., when flush using area of water, so your waves break over it.

awash meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1825, originally nautical, "on the degree of, flush with," from a- (1) "on" + wash (letter.). Figurative usage by 1912.


awash meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) cleaned because of the waves or wave; -- stated of a rock or strip of shore, or (Naut.) of an anchor, etc., whenever flush using the surface for the liquid, so that the waves break over it.


Sentence Examples with the word awash

I think people did things to me in the night but when I finally woke, the room was awash in sunshine.

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