(Aft"most) a. (Naut.) Nearest the stern.
(Aft"ward) adv. (Naut.) Toward the stern.
(||A*ga" or ||A*gha") n. [Turk. adha a great lord, chief master.] In Turkey, a commander or chief
officer. It is used also as a title of respect.
(A*gain") adv. [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, ongeán, against, again; on + geán, akin to Ger.
gegewn against, Icel. gegn. Cf. Gainsay.]
1. In return, back; as, bring us word again.
2. Another time; once more; anew.
If a man die, shall he live again?
Job xiv. 14.
3. Once repeated; of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again.
4. In any other place. [Archaic] Bacon.
5. On the other hand. "The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman." Shak.
6. Moreover; besides; further.
Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc. Again and again, more than once; often; repeatedly. Now and again, now and then; occasionally.
To and again, to and fro. [Obs.] De Foe.
Again was formerly used in many verbal combinations, as, again-witness, to witness against; again-
ride, to ride against; again-come, to come against, to encounter; again- bring, to bring back, etc.
(A*gain" A*gains") prep. Against; also, towards (in order to meet). [Obs.]
Albeit that it is again his kind.
(A*gain"buy`) v. t. To redeem. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(A*gain"say`) v. t. To gainsay. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(A*gainst") prep. [OE. agens, ageynes, AS. ongegn. The s is adverbial, orig. a genitive
ending. See Again.]
1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; in this sense often preceded
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him.
2. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats
against the roof.
3. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in
contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.
The gate would have been shut against her.
An argument against the use of steam.