Pau vs Afford - What's the difference?

pau | afford |


As a proper noun pau

is cognate to english paul.

As a verb afford is

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.

pau

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Maori fort)
  • (Webster 1913) ----

    afford

    English

    Alternative forms

    * afoord, affoord, affoard, affowrd (obsolete)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • :
  • *
  • *:“[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic?”
  • To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury.
  • :
  • To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue.
  • :
  • To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish.
  • :
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=April 29, author=Nathan Rabin
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992) , passage=Writing a “Treehouse Of Horror”segment has to be both exhilarating and daunting. It’s exhilarating because it affords writers all the freedom in the world.}}

    Usage notes

    * Sense 1. This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See

    Derived terms

    * affordable * affordance * offer affordances