American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Washed by the sea.
- adv. Washing about.
- adv. In such a position or way as to be covered with or as if with water.
- adj. Level with or washed by waves.
- adj. Overflowing with or as if with water: "Some of America's big cities are awash in vacant office space” ( Ross K. Baker).
- adj. Floating on or as if on waves.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Just level with or emerging from the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it, as wreckage, or an anchor when hove up to the surface, or rock, spit, or bank just appearing above the water.
- Covered with water; kept wet: as, the decks were constantly awash.
- Washing about; tossed about by the waves.
- adj. Washed by the waves or tide; said of a rock or strip of shore, or of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.
- adj. by extension Covered, overspread.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Naut.) Washed by the waves or tide; -- said of a rock or strip of shore flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it; -- of an anchor, etc.
- adj. Abounding; filled; covered; -- used mostly with in or with, in phrases such as “stores
- adj. covered with water
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