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Definitions for aftermath
ˈæf tərˌmæθ, ˈɑf-af·ter·math

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aftermath, wake, backwashnoun

    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, aftermathnoun

    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Wiktionary

  1. aftermathnoun

    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.

  2. aftermathnoun

    A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.

    They were cutting aftermath on all sides, which gave the neighbourhood, this gusty autumn morning, an untimely smell of hay.

  3. aftermathnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aftermathnoun

    The latter math; the second crop of grass mown in autumn. See Aftercrop.

    Etymology: from after, and math, from mow.

Wikipedia

  1. Aftermath

    Aftermath is a song by American pop vocalist and American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert. The song was written by Lambert, Alisan Porter, Ferras, Ely Rise and produced by Howard Benson for Lambert's debut album, For Your Entertainment. It was released as a charity single on March 10, 2011.

ChatGPT

  1. aftermath

    Aftermath refers to the consequences or result that come after an event, situation, or occurrence, particularly a destructive or tragic one. It is typically used to describe the subsequent state of affairs or effects on the environment, society, or individuals.

  2. aftermath

    Aftermath generally refers to the consequences or results that follow a significant or disastrous event. It can also denote a period of time subsequent to such an event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aftermathnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [After + math. See Math.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aftermath

    aft′ėr-math, n. a second mowing of grass in the same season. [See Mow, Meadow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aftermath in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aftermath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of aftermath in a Sentence

  1. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    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.

  2. Ryan Foley:

    Now we have this whole story about what's happening to the star in the years before it died, through the time of death, and then the aftermath of that, this is really the most detailed view of stars like this in their last moments and how they explode.

  3. Ben Hemingway:

    Community level disaster risk reduction is as easy as giving people good information, basic skills to make their traditional structures more safe and to know what to do in the immediate aftermath, it saves lives and gives us time as the international community responds.

  4. Lisa Hallett:

    With 'wear blue,' I know I’m not left behind. I’m not alone. My family is supported on our journey forward, which I think is an incredible gift to thrive in the aftermath of this incredible tragedy, wear blue does more for me than I do for it.

  5. Debra Katz:

    In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christines testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on Supreme Court, he will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important.

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