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Definition of the noun afterthought

What does afterthought mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: afterthoughts

  1. thinking again about a choice previously made
  2. an addition that was not included in the original plan
    • example: the garage was an afterthought
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: add-on / addition / improver = a component that is added to something to improve it

Alternative definition of the noun afterthought


  1. A reflection after an act; a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient.
  2. Something additional to the original plan or concept.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afterthought

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Google previewDiamond Pocket English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

afterthought aflame2 adv. on fire; in a flaming or glowing state. afloat' a. floating; current; flooded; started. afloat2 adv. floating; at sea; on board ship. afoot' a. active; on foot, progressing. afoot2 adv. on foot.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014)

by David Coghlan, Mary Brydon-Miller

The latter comesas an afterthought to the continued use of conventional methods, which discount thefundamentally...

argument and translational afterthought but canbe understood in terms of building researchpractices as social capital.

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

place: aftertaste/ afterthought afterbirth noun the placenta and membranes expelled from the uterus after giving birth aftermath noun the bad results of something: the aftermath of the election Originally a second crop coming the main harvest ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1881)

by Richard Soule

Afterthought, n. Afterwit. Afterward, ad. Subsequently, after, later, thereafter, inthe sequel. Afterwards, ad. Subsequently, after, later, thereafter, in the sequel. Afterwit, n. Afterthought. Again, ad. Afresh, anew, once more, another time, DE NOVO .

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston

someone's-face-is-aflame instinct afraid, to-be-afraid instinct after, after-dinner- nap instinct afterthought, afterthought instinct against, to-be-against-someone instinct against, to-do-something-against-someone-or-something instinct agape, ...

Google previewFlora's Lexicon (1852)

An Interpretation of the Language and Sentiment of Flowers : with an Outline of Botany : and a Poetical Introd by Catharine Harbeson Waterman

Afterthought.......................... Starwort.

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Afterthought Meaning

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The afterthought is good for nought, except it be to catch blind horses with.
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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1T1H4O1U1G2H4T1

The value of this 12-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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