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after

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
  • had heard that the after section of the cruise ship had more spacious cabins

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2 being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else
  • in after years the government set up a special fund for disabled veterans of the war

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after

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of after (Entry 2 of 3)

following in time or place
  • upon seeing The Nutcracker for the first time, and for a long time after, Irma wanted to play the part of the Mouse King

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Synonyms & Antonyms of after (Entry 3 of 3)

subsequent to in time or order
  • the brass band came right after the mayor in the parade

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The first known use of after was before the 12th century

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“After.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/after. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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