from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A consequence, especially of a disaster or misfortune: famine as an aftermath of drought.
- n. A period of time following a disastrous event: in the aftermath of war.
- n. A second growth or crop in the same season, as of grass after mowing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. , or farmers' jargon: A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.
- n. Hence; that which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding catastrophe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A second moving; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A second mowing of grass from the same land in the same season. Also called lattermath, rowen, or rowett, and in some places, when left long on the ground, fog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
- n. the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
after + obsolete math, mowing (from Old English mǣth; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From after- + math (“a mowing”), from Old English mæþ ("a mowing"), from Proto-Germanic *madan, *maþō, *maþwō, *mēdō (“a mowing”), from Proto-Indo-European *(a)mē- (“to mow”). Cognate with Dutch made, mad ("area of ground cleared by a sickle"), German Mahd ("mowing"). Related to Old English māwan ("to mow"). See mow, meadow. (Wiktionary)