- Be able to pay for or bear the cost of (something).
- Have enough money to pay for (something).
- Have the means to do something.
Middle english: from old french aford, from a- (from latin ad "to, at") + ford "ability", from old english geforan "to be able".
- I can't afford a new car.
- She can't afford to go to college.
- I can afford to pay for the meal.
- The company can't afford to lose any more customers.
- I can't afford to waste any more time.
Some random words: aft, disdain, proportionality