Definition of aweigh in English:

aweigh

adjective

Nautical
  • [predicative] (of an anchor) raised just clear of the seabed.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's anchors aweigh for the 60th anniversary celebrations for Brentwood Sea Cadets.’
    • ‘It was anchors aweigh shortly after 5 p.m. as the captain pointed the bow in the direction of Rayong.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from a- ‘on’+ weigh.

Pronunciation:

aweigh

/əˈweɪ/