from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. Covered, overspread.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Washed by the waves or tide; -- said of a rock or strip of shore
- adj. Abounding; filled; covered; -- used mostly with in or with, in phrases such as “stores awash with customers”.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covered with water
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