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aftermath (effect)

Definition:

the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

aftermaths

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the aftermath of war

Synonyms:

backwash | wake

Etymology:

originally a second crop of grass grown after the first had been harvested, from...
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Definition references

Wiktionary:

aftermath | aftermaths [plural] | Hence [synonym, sense-specific]

[obsolete] , or farmers' jargon: A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season. | Hence; that which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding ... (41 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Wikipedia:

Aftermath [disambiguation]

may refer to: The Aftermath (1914 film), a silent film starring Harry von Meter | The Aftermath (1982 film), an independent science fiction film starring Sid Haig | Aftermath (1990 film) or Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501, a television movie starring... (40 of 674 words, 67 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

aftermath | rowen [sense-specific]

signs or results of an event or occurrence considered collectively, especially of a catastrophe or disaster | [agriculture] a second mowing or crop of ... (23 of 500 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

aftermath | rowen [sense-specific] | consequence [synonym, sense-specific] | result [synonym, sense-specific] | aftereffect [synonym, sense-specific] | effect [synonym, sense-specific] | backwash [synonym, sense-specific] | child [synonym, sense-specific] | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a second-growth crop | "consequence", "result" | the period immediately following a usually ruinous event (13 of 148 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/aftermath

Oxford Dictionary:

aftermath

the consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event | [Farming] : new grass growing after mowing or harvest. (18 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

aftermath

A consequence, especially of a disaster or misfortune | A period of time following a disastrous event | A second growth or crop in the same season, as ... (26 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

aftermath

something that results or follows from an event, especially one of a disastrous or unfortunate nature; consequence. | a new growth of grass following ... (23 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

aftermath

a second crop, as of grass that grows after the earlier mowing | a consequence of, or a state of affairs resulting from, something, especially ... (24 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

aftermath

the period which follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effects which it causes (15 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

backwash [uncountable]

the movement of waves as they leave the land | things that happen as a result of something that happened earlier (20 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/backwash

Britannica Encyclopedia:

wake [religious rite]

watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person before burial and sometimes accompanied by festivity; also, in England, a vigil kept in ... (25 of 298 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

wake

watch kept over a dead body, usually during the night preceding burial. Ancient peoples in various parts of the world observed the custom. As an ... (25 of 117 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

aftermath | aftermaths [plural] | second cut [agriculture, British, regional, sense-specific]

the consequences of an event, especially a disastrous one, or the period of time during which these consequences are felt | a second crop or growth of ... (26 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584079​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

aftermath

First use: 1520s

Origin: originally a second crop of grass grown after the first had been harvested, from "after" + -math, a dialectal word, from Old English mæð ... (25 of 59 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

aftermath | aftermaths [plural]

Origin: after- + math ("a mowing"), from Old English mæþ ("a mowing"), from Proto-Germanic *madą, *maþō, *maþwō, *mēdō ("a mowing"), from Proto-Indo-European *amē- ("to mow"). Cognate with... (26 of 48 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

aftermath

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (in "..."): from "after" (as an adjective) + dialect math "mowing", of Germanic origin; related to German Mahd

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New World Dictionary:

aftermath

Origin: "after" + obsolete math, cutting of grass from Old English mæth from māwan, to mow, with -th suffix

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American Heritage Dictionary:

aftermath

Origin: "after" + obsolete math, mowing (from Old English mǣth; see mē- [entry 4] in Indo-European roots).

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Collins Dictionary:

aftermath

First use: 16th century

Origin: after + math a mowing, from Old English mæth

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Merriam-Webster:

aftermath

First use: 1523

Origin: after + math (mowing, crop)

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Encarta Dictionary:

aftermath | aftermaths [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: math "mowing" from Old English mæþ

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

aftermath | aftermaths [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aftermath"

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Collins Dictionary:

aftermath

Audio: British English pronunciation of "aftermath"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

aftermath

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "aftermath"

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the Free Dictionary:

aftermath

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Google Dictionary:

aftermath | aftermaths [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "aftermath"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

aftermath

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aftermath"

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YourDictionary Audio:

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Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aftermath" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

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