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after

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of after

  1. 1 being at or in the part of something opposite the front part had heard that the after section of an aircraft is safer in the event of a crash Synonyms aft, back, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearwardRelated Words dorsalNear Antonyms ventralAntonyms anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal

  2. 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 Synonyms subsequent, ensuing, later, posteriorRelated Words behind, belated, delayed, late, slow; closing, concluding, eventual, final, last, latest, latter, terminal, ultimate; followingNear Antonyms advance, advanced, early, prematureAntonyms antecedent, anterior, fore, foregoing, former, precedent, preceding, previous, prior


after

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of after

  1. 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 Synonyms afterward (or afterwards), later, latterly, subsequently, thereafter Related Words next; by and by, hereafter, presently, since, soon, then, thereupon; hereinbelow, infra Near Antonyms formerly; heretofore, theretofore Antonyms afore [chiefly dialect], ahead, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, previously


after

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of after

  1. subsequent to in time or order the brass band came right after the mayor in the parade Synonyms après, behind, below, following, next to, past Related Words since Near Antonyms toward (or towards) Antonyms afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, prior to, to


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