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after

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of after

  1. 1 being at or in the part of something opposite the front part <had heard that the after section of an aircraft is safer in the event of a crash> Synonyms aft, back, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearwardRelated Words dorsalNear Antonyms ventralAntonyms anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal

  2. 2 being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else <in after years the government set up a special fund for disabled veterans of the war> Synonyms subsequent, ensuing, later, posteriorRelated Words behind, belated, delayed, late, slow; closing, concluding, eventual, final, last, latest, latter, terminal, ultimate; followingNear Antonyms advance, advanced, early, prematureAntonyms antecedent, anterior, fore, foregoing, former, precedent, preceding, previous, prior




after

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of after

  1. following in time or place <upon seeing The Nutcracker for the first time, and for a long time after, Irma wanted to play the part of the Mouse King> Synonyms afterward (or afterwards), later, latterly, subsequently, thereafter Related Words next; by and by, hereafter, presently, since, soon, then, thereupon; hereinbelow, infra Near Antonyms formerly; heretofore, theretofore Antonyms afore [chiefly dialect], ahead, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, previously




after

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of after

  1. subsequent to in time or order <the brass band came right after the mayor in the parade> Synonyms après, behind, below, following, next to, past Related Words since Near Antonyms toward (or towards) Antonyms afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, prior to, to




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