Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: afloat – after
afloat, adv. [see float, v.] (webplay: feet).
Drifting; sailing on air; supported by a current of air.
a'fog, adj. [see fog, n.] (webplay: cloud).
Cloudy; enveloped by fog; surrounded by a fine mist; [prothesis] foggy; [fig.] sorrowful; grieving; gloomy; tearful; sentimental; full of emotion.
aforetime, adv. [afore + time.] (webplay: head, stand, time).
Previously; before; long ago.
afraid, adj. [AngFr. afraye-r, affrayer < late L. ex-fridāre, not at peace > Germanic friðu, peace.] (webplay: death, fear, God, less).
Frightened; fearful; unsettled by anxiety.
afresh, adv. [OE fersc, see fresh, adj.]
Anew; again; [prothesis] freshly.
African, proper adj. [OE < L. < Semitic afar, dust, fawn, gazelle; see Epher, son of Ketura and Abraham (see Gen. 25:1-4); also, < Phoenician Afryquah, a colony, first applied to Carthage.]
Ethiopian; from the continent south of Europe; characteristic of the southern hemisphere of the Old World; of the countries including Egypt, Liberia, and the Barbary states ; pertaining to countries near the Equator; [fig.] sunny; equatorial; tropical; warm; wild; exotic; summer-like; (see ED letters).
after, adj. [see after, prep.]
Phrase. “After Mind”: memory; thoughts of the past; [lit.] mind which is more aft or further back; [fig.] mind which is less present, such as the unconscious.
after, adv. [see after, prep.] (webplay: live, behind).
Phrase. “Ever after”: always; continually; endlessly; perpetually; invariably.
after, conj. [see after, prep.]
Following; succeeding; and another; and then another in repetition.
after, prep. [OE æfter; comparative degree of aft, rear, behind.] (webplay: asking, before, come, eye, Gods, judge, life, live, men, period, place, sentence, ship, sight, time).
- In pursuit of; in search of; following visually; in the direction of.
- In spite of.
- Following; later in time than; next in time from.
- Subsequent to; next in place from; in logical or temporal sequence from.