What does aftermath mean?

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.

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. Marco Rubio:

    We don't know all of the facts yet but we certainly have learned some facts that are concerning and weighing on our minds in the aftermath of what we see happening in the world.

  2. Thomas Shannon:

    Iran is intent on pursuing a ballistic missile program, it sees it not only as part of its larger strategic weapons program, but it also plays a larger political role in Iran, especially in the aftermath of the JCPOA( Iran nuclear deal).

  3. Greg Abbott:

    If I could go back and redo anything, it probably would've been to slow down the opening of bars. Now seeing in the aftermath of how quickly the coronavirus spread in the bar setting -- and, ya know, a bar setting in reality just doesn't work with a pandemic.

  4. Mark Sanford:

    Too often in the wake of tragedies like this, advocates on both sides of the debate, use the debate towards their own end, moving to a large debate on gun control I don't think is what should come in the immediate aftermath, within 24 hours, of this tragedy taking place.

  5. Frederick Simeone:

    The aftermath of the sale was was more difficult than the sale itself, because when word got out among the motoring community that the car was discovered and was being purchased by a private party, a lot of people desperately tried to buy it, and asked a judge to put it up for public sale.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. nitrile
    • B. arborolatry
    • C. impurity
    • D. crate

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