afterworld

noun
af·​ter·​world | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌwərld How to pronounce afterworld (audio) \

Definition of afterworld

: a future world : a world after death

Examples of afterworld in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some tombs at Hegra are the final resting places for high-ranking officers and their families, who, according to the writing on their tombs, took the adopted Roman military titles of prefect and centurion to the afterworld with them. Lauren Keith, Smithsonian Magazine, "Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut," 23 Nov. 2020 Each is a high-concept comedy set in an afterworld with design flaws and equally flawed but charming staff. Austin Considine, New York Times, "With ‘Upload,’ Greg Daniels Takes a Leap Into the Great Unknown," 22 Apr. 2020 There are no listeners in the afterworld, or post-departure messages to be given and received. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, "Great Stories: The Kindred Spirit," 20 Mar. 2020 Such a discovery adds to growing indications of an association among many cultures of cannabis with the afterworld and death, says Mark Merlin, professor of botany at the University of Hawaii, who was not involved in conducting this study. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Using Marijuana to Get High Dates Back Millennia," 12 June 2019 Twilight has fallen on the venerable American trickster, who in our Trumpian afterworld of alternative facts has come to seem more sordid than subversive. Julian Lucas, New York Times, "The Russian Comic Writer Who’s an Antidote to Mad Times," 2 May 2018 Soon enough, the high-foreheaded mutineer is lashed to a fence, snarling madly like all the other post-death humans in this plague smitten afterworld. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Negan cleans house: 5 thoughts recapping the season's next-to-last 'Walking Dead' episode," 9 Apr. 2018 Such a discovery adds to growing indications of an association among many cultures of cannabis with the afterworld and death, says Mark Merlin, professor of botany at the University of Hawaii, who was not involved in conducting this study. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Using Marijuana to Get High Dates Back Millennia," 12 June 2019 Twilight has fallen on the venerable American trickster, who in our Trumpian afterworld of alternative facts has come to seem more sordid than subversive. Julian Lucas, New York Times, "The Russian Comic Writer Who’s an Antidote to Mad Times," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of afterworld

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterworld

after- + world entry 1

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The first known use of afterworld was in 1596

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“Afterworld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterworld. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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