aground definition

  • adverb:
    • Onto or on a shore, reef, or even the base of a body of water: a ship that went aground; a ship aground overseas.
    • on the floor: combat aircraft aloft and aground.
    • Resting regarding the base. (relates only to floating craft).
    • On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term placed on a ship whenever its bottom lodges on the floor.
    • using base lodged on the ground
  • adjective:
    • Resting regarding the bottom. (refers only to floating craft).
    • Stuck quickly, ended, confused, destroyed; like a boat or vessel aground.
    • stuck in a location in which a ship cannot float
  • others:
    • On the ground; stranded: a nautical term signifying the bottom of a ship rests on the ground for hope of adequate level of liquid: opposed to afloat.
    • Figuratively, delivered to a stop for need of resources, matter, and so on: since, the speaker is aground.

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