Pronunciation: (u-wosh', u-wôsh'),[key] —adj., adv. 1. Naut. a. just level with or scarcely above the surface of the water, so that waves break over the top.
b. overflowing with water, as the upper deck of a ship in a heavy sea.
2. covered with water.
3. washing about; tossed about by the waves.
4. covered, filled, or crowded: streets awash with shoppers; a garden awash in brilliant colors.