Associations to the word «Abaft»


ABAFT, preposition. (nautical) Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of. [First attested around the late 15th century.]
ABAFT, adverb. (nautical) (obsolete) Backwards. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 15th century.]
ABAFT, adverb. (nautical) On the aft side; in the stern. [First attested in the early 17th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABAFT, adverb. 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".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche