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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective and adverb Aft
Near or towards the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.

Etymology: AS. æftan behind; orig. superl. of of off. See After

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  1. (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
  2. At or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane ("stow the luggage aft" and "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft")

From Old English æftan (“behind”); originally superlative of of (“off”). See after.

  1. (nautical) The stern portion of a vessel.

A clipped form of afternoon.

  1. (dated slang) Alternative form of afternoon: the time of day from noon until early evening.

    aft was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Dutch, and Scots

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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