What does abaft mean?

Definitions for abaftəˈbæft, əˈbɑft

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abaft.

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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Translations for abaft

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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