- (nautical; where the frame of reference is within the ship.) At or towards the stern of a ship
- Note: The adverb is aft, thus; "The gun is mounted aft"
- The related preposition in this nautical usage is abaft.
- "The gun is abaft the forward gun".
- Behind; later in time; following.
Etymology: (term, ífter), from
- They lived happily ever .
- I left the room, and the dog bounded .
- (term, , aftar-, more behind), from (PIE.)
- (term, , aptar-, more behind), comparative form of
- (term, , apo-, off, behind). The PIE comparative is also the source of Ancient Greek (term, á, , tr=apÅtérÅ, sc=polytonic).
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