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  • 1 Astern — A*stern , adv. [Pref. a + stern.] (Naut.) 1. In or at the hinder part of a ship; toward the hinder part, or stern; backward; as, to go astern. [1913 Webster] 2. Behind a ship; in the rear. A gale of wind right astern. De Foe. Left this strait… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Astern — Berg Aster (Aster amellus) Systematik Euasteriden II Ordnung: Asternartige (Asterales) …

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  • 3 astern — [ə stʉrn′] adv. [ A 1 + STERN2] 1. behind a ship or aircraft [a keg bobbed up astern] 2. AFT1: not a nautical usage 3. backward; in a reverse direction [full speed astern] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 astern — 1620s, from A (Cf. a ) (1) on + STERN (Cf. stern) (n.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 astern — *abaft, aft Analogous words: after, hind, rear, back (see POSTERIOR) Antonyms: ahead Contrasted words: *before, forward …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 astern — [adv] backward abaft, aft, rear, rearward; concept 581 Ant. forward …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 astern — ► ADVERB ▪ behind or towards the rear of a ship or aircraft …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 astern — [[t]əstɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] 1) ADV: be ADV Something that is astern is at the back of a ship or behind the back part. [TECHNICAL] The captain was astern, pretending he was sleeping. 2) ADV: ADV after v, from ADV A ship that is moving astern is moving… …

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  • 9 astern — /euh sterrn /, adv. 1. in a position behind a specified vessel or aircraft: The cutter was following close astern. 2. in a backward direction: The steamer went astern at half speed. [1620 30; A 1 + STERN2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 astern — A location or distance measured from rear of aircraft. A line astern formation is one in which aircraft formate one behind the other …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 11 astern — adverb or adjective Date: circa 1571 1. behind a ship 2. at or toward the stern of a ship 3. sternforemost, backward …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 astern — 1. adverb Beyond the stern when viewed from aboard. 2. adjective behind …

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  • 13 astern of — preposition behind …

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  • 14 astern — Synonyms and related words: a rebours, a reculons, abaft, aft, after, against the grain, anticlockwise, arear, ass backwards, away, back, backward, backwards, baft, counterclockwise, fore and aft, fro, hindward, hindwards, in reverse, rear,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 astern — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. aft, to the rear, abaft. See rear. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. aft, abaft, rearward. ANT.: fore, front …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 astern — a|stern [əˈstə:n US ə:rn] adv in or at the back of a ship …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 astern — at the stern of a ship Nautical Terms …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 18 astern — a·stern || É™s tɜːn adv. (Nautical, Aeronautics) toward the back, toward the rear; backwards …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 astern — adverb behind or towards the rear of a ship or aircraft …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 astern — ad. (Naut.) 1. Behind, back. 2. Backward, rearward, abaft, aft …

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