after

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1af·ter

adverb \ˈaf-tər\

: following in time : at a later time

Full Definition of AFTER

:  following in time or place :  afterward, behind, later <we arrived shortly after> <returned 20 years after>

Examples of AFTER

  1. Don't tell them until after.
  2. I expected her then, but she arrived the week after.
  3. He ate lunch and left just after.

Origin of AFTER

Middle English, from Old English æfter; akin to Old High German aftar after, and probably to Old English of of
First Known Use: before 12th century

2after

preposition

: at a time following (something or someone) : later than (something or someone)

—used to describe a time following a specified hour

: following and because of (something)

Full Definition of AFTER

1
a :  behind in place <people lined up one after another>
b (1) :  subsequent to in time or order <20 minutes after 6>
(2) :  subsequent to and in view of <after all our advice>
2
—used as a function word to indicate the object of a stated or implied action <go after gold> <was asking after you>
3
:  so as to resemble: as
a :  in accordance with
b :  with the name of or a name derived from that of <named after his father>
c :  in the characteristic manner of :  in imitation of <writing after the manner of Hemingway>

Examples of AFTER

  1. We arrived shortly after six o'clock.
  2. He returned after 20 years.
  3. before, during, and after the war
  4. He left just after nightfall.
  5. He finished the exam after me.
  6. Call me after your arrival.
  7. She was going to arrive tomorrow but I'm now expecting her the day after tomorrow instead.
  8. He left after an hour.
  9. How can you say that after what happened last night?
  10. It's the highest mountain after Mount Everest.

First Known Use of AFTER

before 12th century

Related to AFTER

Synonyms
après, behind, below, following, next to, past
Antonyms
afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, prior to, to

3after

conjunction

: later than the time that : later than when

Full Definition of AFTER

:  subsequently to the time when <we will come after we make plans>

Examples of AFTER

  1. He returned after 20 years had passed.
  2. Don't tell them until after they've had dinner.
  3. He left just after the show ended.
  4. Call me after you arrive.
  5. He finished the exam after I did.
  6. It happened not long after he graduated from college.

First Known Use of AFTER

before 12th century

4after

adjective

: later in time

Full Definition of AFTER

1
:  later in time <in after years>
2
:  located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

Examples of AFTER

  1. <had heard that the after section of an aircraft is safer in the event of a crash>
  2. <in after years the government set up a special fund for disabled veterans of the war>

First Known Use of AFTER

before 12th century

Related to AFTER

Synonyms
aft, back, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward
Antonyms
anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal

5af·ter

verbal auxiliary \ˈäf-tər\

Definition of AFTER

chiefly Irish
—used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed <the poor old man is after dying on me — J. M. Synge>

First Known Use of AFTER

1792

6after

noun

Definition of AFTER

:  afternoon

First Known Use of AFTER

circa 1902

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