awash (adj.) 1825, originally nautical, "on the level of, flush with, from A- (Cf. a-) (1) "on" + WASH (Cf. wash). Figurative use by 1912.

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  • Awash — steht für: Awash (Fluss), ein Fluss in Äthiopien Awash (Stadt), eine Stadt in Äthiopien Awash Nationalpark, ein Nationalpark in Äthiopien Mittlerer Awash, ein archäologischer Fundplatz in Äthiopien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Awash —   [ ʃ], Fluss in Ostäthiopien, 900 km lang, entspringt bei Addis Abeba und endet im Lac Abbé nahe der Grenze zu Djibouti. Das vom Awash entwässerte Awashbecken, etwa 70 000 km2, weist ein hohes Potenzial für Bewässerungskulturen (etwa 360 000 ha …   Universal-Lexikon

  • awash — a*wash , a. [Pref. a + wash.] 1. Washed by the waves or tide; said of a rock or strip of shore; or specifically: (Naut.) flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it; of an anchor, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding; filled; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • awash — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ covered or flooded with water …   English terms dictionary

  • awash — [ə wôsh′] adv., adj. 1. just above the surface of the water so that breakers, tide, etc. flow over 2. floating on the water 3. flooded with water …   English World dictionary

  • Awash — Infobox Settlement official name = PAGENAME native name = imagesize = image caption = image map caption = pushpin pushpin label position =bottom pushpin mapsize = 300 pushpin map caption =Location in Ethiopia subdivision type = Country… …   Wikipedia

  • Awash — The Lower Valley 11°06′00″N 40°34′46″E / 11.1, 40.57944 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • awash — a|wash [ ə waʃ ] adjective 1. ) thoroughly covered with a liquid: awash with: The roads were awash with mud and rainwater. 2. ) awash with containing a lot or too much of something: The town is awash with tourists this time of year …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • awash — [[t]əwɒ̱ʃ[/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ If the ground or a floor is awash, it is covered in water, often because of heavy rain or as the result of an accident. The bathroom floor was awash. Syn: flooded 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, usu ADJ with n If a place is… …   English dictionary

  • awash — UK [əˈwɒʃ] / US [əˈwɑʃ] adjective 1) thoroughly covered with a liquid awash with: The roads were awash with mud and rainwater. 2) containing a lot or too much of something awash with: The town is awash with tourists this time of year …   English dictionary

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