English dictionary


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

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

affable |ˈæfəbl| — diffusing warmth and friendliness

affably |ˈæfəbli| — 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 |əˈfektɪdli| — in an affected manner

affecting |əˈfektɪŋ| — arousing affect

affection |əˈfekʃn| — a positive feeling of liking

affectionate |əˈfekʃənət| — having or displaying warmth or affection

affectionately |əˈfekʃənətli| — with affection

affectionateness |əˈfekʃənətnəs| — a positive feeling of liking

affective |əˈfektɪv| — characterized by 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

affiant |ˈæfiənt| — 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 |əˈfɪlieɪt| — a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization

affiliated |əˈfɪlieɪtɪd| — being joined in close association

affiliation |əˌfɪliˈeɪʃn| — a social or business relationship

affined |əˈfaɪnd| — closely related

affinity |əˈfɪnəti| — (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 |əˈfɝːmətɪvli| — 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

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 |ˈæfluəns| — abundant wealth

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

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

affray |əˈfreɪ| — noisy quarrel

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

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

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

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

aficionado |əˌfɪʃəˈnɑːdoʊ| — 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

afloat |əˈfloʊt| — aimlessly drifting

aflutter |əˈflətər| — excited in anticipation

afoot |əˈfʊt| — on foot; walking

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

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

aforethought |əˈfɔːrθɔːt| — with planning and intention

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

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

Afro-American |ˌæfroʊ 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-school  — outside regular school hours

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

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

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 |ˈæftərɡloʊ| — a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset

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 |ˈæftərmoʊst| — located closest to the stern or tail

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

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

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

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

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