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

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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