afterward

play
adverb af·ter·ward \ˈaf-tə(r)-wərd\
variants: or

afterwards

play \-wərdz\

Definition of afterward

  1. :  at a later or succeeding time :  subsequently, thereafter found out about it long afterward

Examples of afterward in a Sentence

  1. He found out about it long afterward.

  2. Afterward, she got a promotion.

Origin and Etymology of afterward

see 1after


AFTERWARD Defined for Kids

afterward

play
adverb af·ter·ward \ˈaf-tər-wərd\
variants: or

afterwards

\-wərdz\

Definition of afterward for Students

  1. :  at a later time He found out the truth long afterward.



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up afterward? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

conspicuously offensive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!