thereafter

adverb there·af·ter \ t͟her-ˈaf-tər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of thereafter

1 :after that
2 archaic :according to that :accordingly

Examples of thereafter in a Sentence

  1. Thereafter, the two companies operated in full partnership.

  2. gave his farewell speech and left the room shortly thereafter

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First Known Use of thereafter

before 12th century


THEREAFTER Defined for English Language Learners

thereafter

adverb

Definition of thereafter for English Language Learners

  • : after that


THEREAFTER Defined for Kids

thereafter

adverb there·af·ter \ t͟her-ˈaf-tər \

Definition of thereafter for Students

:after that
  • A policeman asked him why he was running. … Shortly thereafter, Stanley was arrested.
  • —Louis Sachar, Holes


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