Definitions for aftermathˈæf tərˌmæθ, ˈɑf-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•ter•mathˈæf tərˌmæθ, ˈɑf-(n.)

  1. something that follows and usu. results from an event, esp. one of a calamitous nature; consequence:

    the aftermath of war.

  2. a new growth of grass or other crop following a mowing.

Origin of aftermath:

1515–25; after+math a mowing, OE mǣth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aftermath, wake, backwash(noun)

    the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

    "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

  2. consequence, aftermath(noun)

    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual


  1. aftermath(Noun)

    , or farmers' jargon: A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.

  2. aftermath(Noun)

    Hence; that which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding catastrophe.

    In contrast to most projections of the aftermath of nuclear war, in this there is no rioting or looting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aftermath(noun)

    a second moving; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen


  1. Aftermath!

    Aftermath! is a role-playing game created by Paul Hume & Robert Charette which was published in 1981 by Fantasy Games Unlimited. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the characters typically have to fight for food, water, basic supplies and shelter. The rules are reasonably complex and include many flow charts and tables to enable the Games Master to simulate the world. This leads to a very immersive gaming experience. However, it does require a good knowledge of the rules to play. The nature of the Apocalypse is up to the Games Master but it is often reminiscent of the Mad Max films. There is even an expansion to play in a universe dominated by dragons in the style of the film Reign of Fire.

Translations for aftermath

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the situation etc resulting from an important, especially unpleasant, event

The country is still suffering from the aftermath of the war.

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