What does underway mean?

What does underway mean?

1 : in motion : not at anchor or aground The ship was underway at dawn. 2 : into motion from a standstill The train should be underway again soon. 3 : in progress : happening now Preparations for the celebration are already underway.

What is a synonym for underway?

ongoing, afoot, begun, initiated, moving, started, undertaken, advancing, commenced, in progress.

Is already underway meaning?

If something is underway, it is happening now: Economic recovery is already underway. get underway.

Why is it called underway?

Underway, or under way, is a nautical term describing the state of a vessel. “Way” arises when there is sufficient water flow past the rudder of a vessel that it can be steered.

Is well underway meaning?

It means that something has been started a while ago. For example “the construction of the house is well underway” means that they have already started building the house.

What does it mean when a boat is underway?

The word “underway” means that a vessel is not at anchor, or made fast to the shore, or aground.

Is well under way?

(idiomatic) Proceeding fully, quickly, or completely; thoroughly begun and in progress.

Will you be well underway?

What does underway mean on a boat?

How do you use underway in a sentence?

currently in progress.

  • The project is already well underway .
  • Road and bridge construction is underway.
  • Economic recovery is already underway.
  • An investigation is underway after a missile self-destructed shortly after it was launched.
  • An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened.

When a ship is underway the bridge is?

The bridge of a ship is the room or platform from which the ship can be commanded. When a ship is underway the bridge is manned by an OOW (officer of the watch) aided usually by an AB (able seaman) acting as lookout.