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hereafter

adverb here·af·ter \ hir-ˈaf-tər \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of hereafter

1 : after this in sequence or in time
2 : in some future time or state

Examples of hereafter in a Sentence

  1. Hereafter the two companies will operate in full partnership.

  2. We don't know what will happen hereafter.

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First Known Use of hereafter

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hereafter

noun, often capitalized

Definition of hereafter

1 : future
2 : an existence beyond earthly life
  • belief in the hereafter

Examples of hereafter in a Sentence

  1. apologized, for being late to the meeting and assured his boss that there would be no such recurrences in the hereafter

  2. hoped to be reunited with his deceased wife in the hereafter

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First Known Use of hereafter

1546

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hereafter

adjective

Definition of hereafter

archaic
: future

First Known Use of hereafter

1591

in the meaning defined above

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HEREAFTER Defined for English Language Learners

hereafter

Definition of hereafter for English Language Learners

  • : after this : from now on

  • : in a future time or state


HEREAFTER Defined for Kids

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hereafter

adverb here·af·ter \ hir-ˈaf-tər \

Definition of hereafter for Students

1 : after this
  • We will hereafter have a shorter recess.
2 : in some future time or state We can only guess what will happen hereafter.

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hereafter

noun

Definition of hereafter for Students

1 : 2future 1
2 : life after death


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