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african
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Africa
  • a  of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
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african-american
  • n  an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
  • s  pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry
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afrikaans
  • n  an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
  • a  belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language
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afrikaner
  • n  a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
  • a  belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language
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afro-american
  • n  an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
  • s  pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry
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afro-asian
  • a  of or relating to the nations of Africa and Asia or their peoples
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aft
  • a  (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
  • r  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
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after
  • s  located farther aft
  • r  happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    it didn't happen until afterward
    two hours after that
  • r  behind or in the rear
    and Jill came tumbling after
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after-hours
  • s  after closing time especially a legally established closing time
    after-hours socializing
    an after-hours club
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after-school
  • s  outside regular school hours
    a special after-school class
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aftershafted
  • s  having an aftershaft (a small feather at the base of some feathers)
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agamic
  • s  (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
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agamogenetic
  • s  (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
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agamous
  • s  (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
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agape
  • n  (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  • n  selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
  • n  a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
  • s  with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
    we stood there agape with wonder
    with mouth agape
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agaze
  • s  (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
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age-old
  • s  belonging to or lasting from times long ago
    age-old customs
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age-related
  • s  changing (increasing or decreasing) as an individual's age increases
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aged
  • n  people who are old collectively
    special arrangements were available for the aged
  • v  begin to seem older; get older
  • v  grow old or older
    She aged gracefully
  • v  make older
    The death of his child aged him tremendously
  • s  advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
    aged members of the society
  • s  at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable)
    aged rocks
  • s  having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
    aged ten
  • s  of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)
    mature well-aged cheeses
  • s  (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
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