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Synonyms for aft
æft, ɑftaft

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  1. aftadverb

    astern, abaft

    fore, forward

  2. aftadverb

    At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel).

    abaft, astern

    fore, forward

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aft(a)adverb

    (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail

    fore, forward

  2. aft, abaft, asternadverb

    at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

    "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"

    abaft, astern

    fore, forward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aftadjective

    (Naut.) abaft, astern, behind, back, rearward, in the rear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "aft":

    fts, stern, rear, rearward, back, aid-for-trade, atf, backward

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  1. Robert Burns:

    The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy

  2. Boeing Co:

    A testing issue occurred during the final minutes of the test, at approximately 99 percent of the final test loads, and involved a depressurization of the aft fuselage.

  3. President Biden:

    David knows the AFT well.He served there for 25 years, and Vice President Harris and I believe he’s the right person, at this moment, for this important agency.

  4. Mike Duthu:

    We deleted the composite mast and deleted the aft house. We took the Marines down to 500 and took half of the medical space away. We took four engines down to two, we deleted a generator, deleted the electrical load topside and we also made some of the systems simpler.

  5. Joe Raedle/Getty:

    There will be a couple of what we call fast boats will come up to the capsule at that point and make sure that everything is safe on the outside of the capsule for it to be hoisted on board the recovery ship, at that point, the recovery ship is moving in and in communications with the fast boats ...once everybody gives the thumbs up that we are ready to be hoisted aboard it will get lifted aboard by a crane and cradled on board the aft portion of the ship.

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