aft

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English[edit]

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  • (US, UK) IPA(key): /æft/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æft

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English æftan (behind); originally superlative of of (off). See after.

Noun[edit]

aft (usually uncountable, plural afts)

  1. (nautical) The stern portion of a vessel.

Adverb[edit]

aft (comparative further aft or more aft, superlative furthest aft or most aft)

  1. (nautical) At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel).
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Adjective[edit]

aft (comparative further aft or more aft, superlative furthest aft or most aft)

  1. located at the back of a boat, ship, or airplane

Etymology 2[edit]

A clipped form of afternoon.

Noun[edit]

aft (plural afts)

  1. (dated slang) Alternative form of afternoon: the time of day from noon until early evening.
    • 1898, The Hotel/Motor Hotel Monthly, Vol. 6, p. 27:
      A gents' toilet room might be found in a house that caters for the cheaper class of theatrical patronage, where the slangy language of the "goin' to the mat this aft?" style prevails. A gents toilet room is not found in the Southern Hotel. It either "men's" or "gentlemen's".

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *aweita, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewh₁- (compare Ancient Greek ἀῦτμη (aûtmē) ‘breath’, Welsh awel ‘breeze’).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

aft m (indefinite plural afte, definite singular afti, definite plural aftet)

  1. draft (wind, bellows)
  2. waft, whiff
  3. warmth from a fire

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz (Amsterdam–Atlanta: Rodopi, 1997), 71.
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary, s.v. “afsh” (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 2.

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aft f (plural aften, diminutive aftje n)

  1. aphtha (a sore in the mucous membrane of the mouth).

Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English oft.

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aft (comparative after, superlative aftest)

  1. often

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aphte

Noun[edit]

aft (definite accusative afdı, plural aftlar)

  1. aphtha

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • aft in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu