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A-frame an upright supporting frame in the shape of an "A," or a house constructed with one or more such frames as its main structural supports.
afresh once again; anew.
Africa a continent of the Eastern Hemisphere south of Europe, between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
African of or having to do with Africa, or its people or languages. [2 definitions]
African American an American who has ancestors of African descent.
African-American of or pertaining to Americans who have ancestors of African descent.
African National Congress South African political party founded in 1912, whose struggle to establish majority rule and eliminate apartheid led to the establishment in 1994 of South Africa's first multi-racial, democratically-elected government.
African violet any of several related tropical plants, very popular as houseplants, that have fuzzy dark green leaves and bear violet, pink, or white flowers.
Afrikaans a South African language developed from seventeenth-century Dutch.
Afrikaner a native South African of European descent, esp. one of Dutch ancestry.
Afro of or pertaining to Africa (often used in combination). [2 definitions]
Afro- African.
Afro-American (old-fashioned) of or pertaining to American blacks, their African heritage, or their history or culture. [2 definitions]
Afro-Eurasia the land mass of Earth that includes all of Africa, Europe, and Asia.
AFS abbreviation of "American Field Service."
aft into, near, or toward the rear end of a ship or aircraft. [2 definitions]
after behind in time, order, or place; later than. [12 definitions]
after a fashion in a limited or unsatisfactory manner.
after all used to remind the listener of an important fact or to ask the listener to consider this fact. [2 definitions]
afterbirth the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of a human or animal.
afterburner a device that increases the thrust of a jet engine by injecting fuel into the exhaust gases for burning. [2 definitions]