agger

agger

[aj-er]
noun
1.
Also called double tide. Oceanography.
a.
a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
b.
a low tide in which the water recedes to a certain level, rises slightly, then recedes again.
2.
(in ancient Roman building) an earthen mound or rampart, especially one having no revetment.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English: heap, pile < Latin: rubble, mound, rampart, equivalent to ag- ag- + -ger, base of gerere to carry, bring

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ag

[ag]
adjective, noun Informal.
agriculture: ag courses; to major in ag.

Origin:
by shortening

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agger (ˈædʒə)
 
n
an earthwork or mound forming a rampart, esp in a Roman military camp
 
[C14: from Latin agger a heap, from ad- to + gerere to carry, bring]

ag1 (æx)
 
interj
1.  an expression of surprise, annoyance, pleasure, etc
 
sentence connector
2.  an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc

ag2
 
the internet domain name for
Antigua and Barbuda

Ag
 
the chemical symbol for
silver
 
[from Latin argentum]

AG
 
abbreviation for
1.  Adjutant General
2.  Attorney General
3.  Aktiengesellschaft
 
[(for sense 3) German: joint-stock company]

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ag
abbreviation of agriculture, attested from 1918, Amer.Eng.
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Medical Dictionary

Ag
The symbol for the element silver.

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Ag  
The symbol for silver.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ag
  1. agricultural

  2. agriculture

Ag
  1. antigen

  2. silver

AG
  1. adjutant general

  2. again (shortwave transmission)

  3. attorney general

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