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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aft, abaft, astern(adverb)

    at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

    "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"


  1. abaft(Adverb)

    On the aft side

  2. abaft(Preposition)

    Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of

    abaft the wheelhouse.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1594.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abaft

    behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse

  2. Abaft(adverb)

    toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft

  3. Origin: [Pref. a- on + OE. baft, baften, biaften, AS. beftan; be by + ftan behind. See After, Aft, By.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abaft

    a-baft′, adv. and prep. on the aft, hind, or stern part of a ship: behind. [Pfx. a-, for A.S. on, on, and bæftan, after, behind; itself made up of pfx. be-, and æftan. See Aft.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abaft in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abaft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  • في مؤخرةArabic
  • назад, към кърматаBulgarian
  • পিছন দিকে, পশ্চাদ্দিকে, জাহাজের পিছনের অর্ধাংশেBengali
  • a popaCatalan, Valencian
  • hintern, achtern, achterausGerman
  • a popaSpanish
  • perä, takana, takaa, taakseFinnish
  • sur l'arrière de, en arrière de, sur l'arrière, vers l'arrièreFrench
  • dopIdo
  • aktenfor, akterlig, akterut, akterNorwegian
  • [[à]] [[popa]]Portuguese
  • с [[корма, на [[корма, сза́ди, позади́Russian
  • kıç tarafında, gerideTurkish
  • 後於Chinese

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