English dictionary


afar |əˈfɑːr| — (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far

affability |ˌæfəˈbɪlətɪ| — a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

affable |ˈæfəbl| — diffusing warmth and friendliness

affably |ˈæfəblɪ| — in an affable manner

affair |əˈfer| — a vaguely specified concern

affaire |əˈfer| — a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

affairs |əˈferz| — matters of personal concern

affect |əˈfekt| — the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

affectation |ˌæfekˈteɪʃn| — a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

affected |əˈfektɪd| — acted upon; influenced

affectedly |əˈfektɪdlɪ| — in an affected manner

affecting |əˈfektɪŋ| — arousing affect

affection |əˈfekʃn| — a positive feeling of liking

affectionate |əˈfekʃənət| — having or displaying warmth or affection

affectionately |əˈfekʃənətlɪ| — with affection

affectionateness |əˈfekʃənətnəs| — a positive feeling of liking

affective |əˈfektɪv| — characterized by emotion

affectivity  — Ability to experience affects: feelings, emotions, judgement, motivations, etc.

affectless  — Lacking or not showing emotion.

afferent |ˈaf(ə)rənt| — a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

affiance |əˈfaɪəns| — give to in marriage

affianced |əˈfaɪənst| — Simple past tense and past participle of affiance.

affiant |ˈæfɪənt| — a person who makes an affidavit

affidavit |ˌæfəˈdeɪvɪt| — written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath

affiliate |əˈfɪlɪeɪt| — a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization

affiliated |əˈfɪlɪeɪtɪd| — being joined in close association

affiliation |əˌfɪlɪˈeɪʃn| — a social or business relationship

affined |əˈfaɪnd| — closely related

affinity |əˈfɪnətɪ| — (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

affirm |əˈfɜːrm| — establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

affirmation |ˌæfərˈmeɪʃn| — a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

affirmative |əˈfɜːrmətɪv| — a reply of affirmation

affirmatively |əˈfɜːmətɪvlɪ| — in an affirmative manner

affix |əˈfɪks| — a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

affixation |æfɪkˈseɪʃən| — the result of adding an affix to a root word

affixed |əˈfɪkst| — firmly attached

afflated  — simple past tense and past participle of afflate

afflatus |əˈfleɪtəs| — a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration

afflict |əˈflɪkt| — cause great unhappiness for; distress

afflicted |əˈflɪktəd| — grievously affected especially by disease

affliction |əˈflɪkʃn| — a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

affluence |ˈæflʊəns| — abundant wealth

affluent |ˈæflʊənt| — an affluent person; a person who is financially well off

afflux |ˈaˌfləks| — an upward rush of fluid

afford |əˈfɔːrd| — be able to spare or give up

affordable |əˈfɔːrdəbl| — that you have the financial means for

afforest |əˈfɔːrɪst| — establish a forest on previously unforested land

afforestation |əˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃən| — the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)

affranchise |əˈfræntʃaɪz| — grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude

affranchisement  — The act of freeing; enfranchisement.

affray |əˈfreɪ| — noisy quarrel

affreightment |əˈfreɪtmənt| — (nautical) The act of hiring, or the contract for use of, a vessel, or some part of it, to convey cargo.

affricate |ˈæfrɪkət| — a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')

affright |əfraɪt| — an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

affront |əˈfrʌnt| — a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

affronter  — Someone who affronts

affusion |əˈfjuːʒən| — the act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head

Afghan |ˈæfɡæn| — a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl

afghani |æfˈɡɑːnɪ| — the basic unit of money in Afghanistan

aficionado |əˌfɪʃəˈnɑːdəʊ| — a fan of bull fighting

afield |əˈfiːld| — far away from home or one's usual surroundings

afire |əˈfaɪr| — lighted up by or as by fire or flame

aflame |əˈfleɪm| — keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement

aflat |əˈflæt| — (obsolete) Level with the ground; flat.

afloat |əˈfləʊt| — aimlessly drifting

aflower  — (archaic, poetic) flowering, in bloom

aflutter |əˈflətər| — excited in anticipation

afoot |əˈfʊt| — on foot; walking

afore |əˈfɔːr| — (dialect) Before.

aforecited |əˈfɔːˌsaɪtɪd| — having been cited, quoted or named or quoted before or prior to the occurrence of the term.

aforegoing |əˈfɔːˌɡəʊɪŋ| — preceding, going before.

aforehand  — (archaic or dialect) Beforehand; in advance; in anticipation.

aforementioned |əˌfɔːrˈmenʃənd| — being the one previously mentioned or spoken of

aforenamed |əˈfɔːneɪmd| — Named earlier in a document.

aforesaid |əˈfɔːrˌsed| — being the one previously mentioned or spoken of

aforethought |əˈfɔːrθɔːt| — with planning and intention

aforetime |əˈfɔːrˌtaɪm| — (archaic) In time past; in a former time; formerly.

afraid |əˈfreɪd| — filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement

afreet |ˈæfriːt| — Alternative spelling of ifrit.

afresh |əˈfreʃ| — again but in a new or different way

African |ˈæfrɪkən| — a native or inhabitant of Africa

African-American |ˈafrəkən əˈmerəkən| — a person with African ancestry,

Africander |ˌæfrɪˈkændʌr| — tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft

Afrikaans |ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns| — an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish

Afrikander |ˌafrəˈkandər| — a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans

Afrikaner |ˌæfrɪˈkɑːnər| — a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans

afrit |ˈæfriːt| — Alternative spelling of ifrit.

Afro-American |ˌæfrəʊ əˈmerɪkən| — pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry

aft |æft| — (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail

after |ˈæftər| — happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

after-effect |ˈæftərəˌfekt| — An effect; especially, one that is experienced only after a delay, or only in the long term.

after-school  — outside regular school hours

after-tax |ˈæftərˌtæks| — (finance) Remaining after tax has been deducted.

afterbirth |ˈæftərbɜːrθ| — the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born

afterburning |ˈæftərˌbɜːrnɪŋ| — The injection of extra fuel into a jet engine downstream of the turbines in order to achieve extra thrust

aftercare |ˈæftərker| — care and treatment of a convalescent patient

aftercastle  — Alternative form of aftcastle.

aftercrop |ˈɑːftəkrɒp| — A second crop in the same year.

afterdamp |ˈaftərˌdamp| — a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine

afterdeck |ˈaftərˌdek| — a deck abaft of midships

aftereffect |ˈæftərɪˌfekt| — any result that follows its cause after an interval

afterglow |ˈæftərɡləʊ| — a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset

aftergrass |ˈɑːftəɡrɑːs| — The grass that grows after the first crop has been mown; aftermath.

afterimage |ˈæftəˌrɪmɪdʒ| — an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased

afterlife |ˈæftərlaɪf| — life after death

aftermath |ˈæftərmæθ| — the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

aftermost |ˈæftərməʊst| — located closest to the stern or tail

afternoon |ˌæftərˈnuːn| — the part of the day between noon and evening

afternoons |ˌæftərˈnuːnz| — plural form of afternoon

afterpiece |ˈæftərˌpiːs| — a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play

afters |ˈæftərz| — a dish served as the last course of a meal

aftershock |ˈæftərʃɑːk| — a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake

aftertaste |ˈæftərteɪst| — an afterimage of a taste

afterthought |ˈæftərθɔːt| — thinking again about a choice previously made

aftertime  — (dated) The future. A later time.

aftertouch  — (music, uncountable) Pressure sensitivity on an electronic synthesizer, allowing the musician to change the tone or sound of a note after it is struck.

afterward |ˈæftərwərd| — happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

afterwards |ˈæftərwərdz| — happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

afterword |ˈæftərwɜːrd| — an epilogue.

afterworld |ˈaftərˌwərld| — the place where you are after you die

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