Meaning of AFT in English


aft 1

/aft, ahft/ , Naut., Aeron.


1. at, close to, or toward the stern or tail: Stow the luggage aft.


2. situated toward or at the stern or tail: The aft sail was luffing.

[ bef. 950; ME afte, OE aeftan from behind, equiv. to aef- opposite + -t- suffix of uncertain value + -an suffix marking motion from; c. OFris efta, OS, OHG aftan, Goth aftana, ON aptan, Gk opís ( s ) o behind; not akin to Gk apó OFF ]

aft 2

/aft, ahft/ , adv. Scot.


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