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For the acronym, see AFT.

Aft, in naval terminology, is an adjective or adverb meaning, towards the stern (rear) of the ship, when the frame of reference is within the ship. Example: "Able Seaman Smith; lay aft!". Or; "What's happening aft?"

  • The corresponding adjective, in distinguishing one feature of the vessel from another is after. See the caption to the right. Its antonym is forward.
  • The corresponding preposition is abaft. For example, the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. Its antonym is before or, in a more clumsy form, forward of.

Aft, also describes the direction of movement within an aircraft; that is, towards the tail. Example: "Let's go aft." It may also describe the back/tail location or region within an aircraft cabin. Example: "Aft lavatory."

The difference of aft and stern is that aft is the inside (onboard) rearmost part of the vessel, while stern refers to outside (offboard) rearmost part of the vessel.

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English

Etymology 1

From Old English æftan (behind); originally superlative of of (off). See After.

Pronunciation

Adverb

aft (comparative more aft, superlative most aft)

Positive
aft

Comparative
more aft

Superlative
most aft

  1. (nautical) At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel).
Synonyms
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Etymology 2

Alteration of oft

Pronunciation

Adverb

aft (comparative more aft, superlative most aft)

Positive
aft

Comparative
more aft

Superlative
most aft

  1. Obsolete spelling of oft.
    • 1786, Robert Burns
      "The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley".

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɑft/
  • Hyphenation: aft

Noun

aft f. and m. (plural aften, diminutive aftje, diminutive plural aftjes)

  1. aphtha (a sore in the mucous membrane of the mouth).

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