afterthought

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noun af·ter·thought \-ˌthȯt\

Definition of afterthought

  1. 1 :  an idea occurring later

  2. 2 :  something (such as a part or feature) not thought of originally :  something secondary

Examples of afterthought in a sentence

  1. Then I remembered, almost as an afterthought, to feed the cat.

  2. The fact was hidden deep in the report, almost as an afterthought.

  3. The lounge was added to the office as an afterthought.

1590

First Known Use of afterthought

1590


AFTERTHOUGHT Defined for English Language Learners

afterthought

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noun af·ter·thought \-ˌthȯt\

Definition of afterthought for English Language Learners

  • : something done or said after other things because it was not thought of earlier


AFTERTHOUGHT Defined for Kids

afterthought

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noun af·ter·thought \ˈaf-tər-ˌthȯt\

Definition of afterthought for Students

  1. :  something done or said that was not thought of originally <A bow was added to the present as an afterthought.>



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