Afforded vs Afforder - What's the difference?

afforded | afforder |

As a verb afforded

is (afford).

As a noun afforder is

one who, or that which, affords or makes available.




  • (afford)

  • afford


    Alternative forms

    * afoord, affoord, affoard, affowrd (obsolete)


    (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.
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  • *:“[…] 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.
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  • To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue.
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  • To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish.
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  • , 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




    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, affords or makes available.
  • * (John Stuart Mill)
  • I do not include under the name labour such work, if work it be called, as is done by writers and afforders of “guidance,” an occupation which, let alone the vanity of the thing, cannot be called by the same name with the real labour, the exhausting, stiffening, stupefying toil of many kinds of agricultural and manufacturing labourers.
  • One who can afford to pay for something (but does not necessarily purchase it).