Definitions of afford

  1. To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish; as, a good life affords consolation in old age. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury; as, A affords his goods cheaper than B; a man can afford a sum yearly in charity. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious; - with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To yield or produce to be able to sell or to expend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To yield; to supply; to be able to expend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To be able to meet, as expense; bear; stand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To produce; yield. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. be able to spare or give up; "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To yield or produce; to be able to bear expenses; to grant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for afford

  1. How can you afford the time for nothing? – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  2. I'm not in position to play this game alone- can't afford to. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy