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a·weigh

 (ə-wā′)
adj. Nautical
Hanging clear of the bottom. Used of an anchor.

aweigh

(əˈweɪ)
adj
(Nautical Terms) (postpositive) nautical (of an anchor) no longer hooked into the bottom; hanging by its rode

a•weigh

(əˈweɪ)

adj.
(of an anchor) just free of the bottom.
[1620]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aweigh - (used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottomaweigh - (used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom; "anchors aweigh"
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
2.aweigh - (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
free - able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
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