Definition of after a while
- We will get started after a while.
- The job got easier after a while.
: following in time or place : afterward, behind, later
: subsequently to the time when
: later in time
: located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft
used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed
used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity that follows or results from the thing denoted by the second part of the compound
used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity of the same nature as the thing denoted by the second part of the compound but which follows that event or entity and is less intense or significant
the rear or lower part
: a period of time especially when short and marked by the occurrence of an action or a condition : time
: the time and effort used (as in the performance of an action) : trouble
: during the time that
: as long as
: when on the other hand : whereas
: to cause to pass especially without boredom or in a pleasant manner
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