What does the word afford mean?

Usage examples for afford

  1. He couldn't possibly afford the time. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  2. Each gave to the other what was necessary to it; what each could afford to spare. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  3. And he can't afford it, Lady Chiltern. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope