- after a fashion,
- after a sort,
- after a while
Origin of aft1
Examples from the Web for aft
The fore and aft have beautiful decks carved into them, and windows from various rooms too: it looks like a floating Apple device.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars|Tim Teeman|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The New York State United Teachers, part of AFT, recently voted to pull its support for Common Core.
Aftersupper, aft′ėr-sup-pėr, n. the time between supper and bedtime.
The loss of their champion still more disheartened the French, who now gave way fore and aft.True Blue|W.H.G. Kingston
They gradually become narrower fore and aft, and taper upwards.The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe|Ernest Young
Fish, forward (that is, for the sailors); sausage, aft (for the members of the expedition).The North Pole|Robert E. Peary
The divers having gone down reported the ship aground in three distinct places, aft, amidships under the batteries, and forward.In Eastern Seas|J. J. Smith
Word Origin for aft
Old English æftan "from behind, behind, farthest back," from superlative of Old English æf, af, of "away, away from, off" (see of). The Germanic superlative suffix *-ta corresponds to PIE *-to (cf. Greek protos "first," superlative of pro "before"). Now purely nautical.