verb (used with object)
Origin of afford
Examples from the Web for affording
My first week in Tel Aviv was one meeting followed by another, affording little time to enjoy this emerald by the sea of a city.
Sometimes just affording your life there can feel like a perpetual grind.
The only thing it may have accomplished was affording Touré a live audition for his own network show in the near future.
Rocks, huge and picturesque, jut out into the stream, affording beautiful views of the river and the distant city.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
It is interesting as affording a picture of the condition of the States and the farming there a century ago.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
The piquets were strengthened and pushed forward, affording another opportunity for a useful lesson in outpost duty.Forty-one years in India|Frederick Sleigh Roberts
The case is worth recording, as affording another proof of the general instinct and sagacity of the canine race.Anecdotes of Dogs|Edward Jesse
The window itself had no curtains and was filled with plain glass, affording plenty of light.Red Money|Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for affording
Word Origin for afford
Word Origin and History for affording
Change of -th- to -d- took place late 16c. (and also transformed burthen and murther into their modern forms). Prefix shift to af- took place 16c. under mistaken belief that it was a Latin word in ad-. Notion of "accomplish" (late Old English) gradually became "manage to buy or maintain; have enough money (to do something)" (1833). Older sense is preserved in afford (one) an opportunity. Related: Afforded; affording.