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"
the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
, or farmers' jargon: A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.
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.
a second moving; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen
Origin: [After + math. See Math.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aft′ėr-math, n. a second mowing of grass in the same season. [See Mow, Meadow.]
The numerical value of aftermath in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of aftermath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks and the latest attack on French soldiers, ISIS knows that will generate attention.
Every choice/decision has an end-result or aftermath. Yes! so you've got to think twice before daring to make any choice or take any decision.
Every choice/decision has an end-result or an aftermath. Yes! so you've got to think twice before daring to make any choice or take any decision.
The South is littered with monuments for the Civil War, but we haven’t looked at the great evil of slavery. Its aftermath morphed into terrorism of lynching.
People have gone about their business and in the aftermath of the end of the siege last night, people have responded with typical Australian decency and generosity.
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Translations for aftermath
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- Folge, Nachernte, NachwirkungGerman
- επακόλουθο, συνέπειαGreek
- consecuencias, resultadosSpanish
- jälkivaikutus, jälkiseurausFinnish
- séquelles, regainFrench
- utóhatás, következményHungarian
- հետագա զարգացումներ, հետևանքներArmenian
- покос, последствиеRussian
- ardından, sonrasındaTurkish
- hậu quảVietnamese
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