Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AF-FLICT'IVE – AF-FREIGHT'ER
Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; painful; distressing. – Hall.
In a manner to give pain or grief. – Brown.
AF'FLU-ENCE, n. [L. affluentia, of ad and fluo, to flow. See Flow.]
- Literally, a flowing to, or concourse. In this sense it rarely used. It is sometimes written affluency.
- Figuratively, abundance of riches; great plenty of worldly goods; wealth. – Rogers.
Flowing to; more generally, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches; abundant. Prior.
In abundance; abundantly.
AF'FLUX, n. [L. affluxum, from affluo. See Flow.]
The act of flowing to; a flowing to, or that which flows to; as, an afflux of blood to the head.
The act of flowing to; that which flows to. [See Afflux.]
AF'FOR-AGE, n. [Fr. afforer, to value. See Affeer.]
In France, a duty paid to the lord of a district, for permission to sell wine or other liquors, within his seignory. – Encyc.
AF-FORCE'MENT, n. [ad and force.]
In old charters, a fortress; a fortification for defense. [Obs.] – Cyc.
AF-FORD', v.t. [ad and the root of forth, further; G. fördern, to further or promote; D. voorderen; Dan. befordrer, to further. The sense is to send forth. But I have not found this precise word in the exact sense of the English, in any other language.]
- To yield or produce as fruit, profit, issues, or result. Thus, the earth affords grain; a well affords water; trade affords profit; distilled liquors afford spirit.
- To yield, grant, or confer; as, a good life affords consolation in old age.
- To be able to grant or sell with profit or without loss; as, A can afford wine at a less price than B.
- To be able to expend without injury to one's estate; as, a man can afford a sum yearly in charity; or be able to bear expenses, or the price of the thing purchased; as, one man can afford to buy a farm, which another can not.
- To be able without loss or with profit. The merchant can afford to trade for smaller profits. – Hamilton.
Yielded as fruit, produce or result; sold without loss or with profit.
Yielding; producing; selling without loss; bearing expenses.
AF-FOR'EST, v.t. [ad and forest.]
To convert ground into forest, as was done by the first Norman kings in England, for the purpose of affording them the pleasures of the chase.
The act of turning ground into forest or wood land. – Blackstone.
Converted into forest.
Converting into forest.
To make free.
AF-FRAN'CHISE-MENT, n. [See Franchise and Disfranchise.]
The act of making free, or liberating from dependence or servitude. [Little used.]
AF-FRAP', v.t. [Fr. frapper, to strike; Eng. rap.]
To strike. [Obs.] – Spenser.
AF-FRAY', or AF-FRAY'MENT, n. [Fr. effrayer, to frighten; effroi, terror; Arm. effreyza, effrey.]
- In law, the fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others. A fighting in private is not, in a legal sense, an affray. – Blackstone.
- In popular language, fray is used to express any fighting of two or more persons; but the word is now deemed inelegant.
- Tumult; disturbance. – Spenser.
AF-FREIGHT', v.t. [affra'te; See Freight.]
To hire a ship for the transportation of goods or freight. Commerce.
Hired for transporting goods.
The person who hires or charters a ship or other vessel to convey goods. – Walsh, Am. Rev.