afford

Is afford a Scrabble word? YES

Is afford a Words With Friends word? YES


The word AFFORD is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

There are 6 letters in the word AFFORD

19 Definitions  for the word afford:

verb - be able to spare or give up, "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
verb - afford access to, "the door opens to the patio", "The French doors give onto a terrace"
verb - have the financial means to do something or buy something, "We can't afford to send our children to college", "Can you afford this car?"

GCIDE Definitions - AFFORD

Afford
Af*ford" (, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Afforded; p. pr. & vb. n. Affording.] [OE. aforthen, AS. gefor, for, to further, accomplish, afford, fr. for forth, forward. The prefix ge- has no well defined sense. See Forth.] 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.
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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.
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His tuneful Muse affords the sweetest numbers. Addison.
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The quiet lanes . . . afford calmer retreats. Gilpin.
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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.
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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.
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The merchant can afford to trade for smaller profits. Hamilton.
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He could afford to suffer
With those whom he saw suffer.
Wordsworth.
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Afford
Af*ford" (, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Afforded; p. pr. & vb. n. Affording.] [OE. aforthen, AS. gefor, for, to further, accomplish, afford, fr. for forth, forward. The prefix ge- has no well defined sense. See Forth.] 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.
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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.
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His tuneful Muse affords the sweetest numbers. Addison.
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The quiet lanes . . . afford calmer retreats. Gilpin.
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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.
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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.
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The merchant can afford to trade for smaller profits. Hamilton.
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He could afford to suffer
With those whom he saw suffer.
Wordsworth.
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