Definition of aweigh in English:


Syllabification: a·weigh
Pronunciation: /əˈwā


(Of an anchor) raised just clear of the sea or riverbed.
More example sentences
  • It was anchors aweigh shortly after 5 p.m. as the captain pointed the bow in the direction of Rayong.
  • Lord Dull of Ditchwater's coming in at three bells and anchor's aweigh, and I really think that you need to put that chap back on the floor.
  • Even though we sang ‘Anchors aweigh, my boys’ and ‘From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli’ in school, I knew of no friends or relatives in those branches of service.


early 17th century: from a-2 'on'+ weigh1.

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