Definitions for afterlifeˈæf tərˌlaɪf, ˈɑf-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•ter•lifeˈæf tərˌlaɪf, ˈɑf-(n.)

  1. life after death.

  2. the later part of a person's life, as following retirement.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. afterlife, hereafter(noun)

    life after death


  1. afterlife(Noun)

    Life after death.

  2. afterlife(Noun)

    Later life.

  3. afterlife(ProperNoun)

    The place believed to be inhabited by deceased people.


  1. Afterlife

    In philosophy, religion, mythology, and fiction, the afterlife is the concept of a realm, or the realm itself, in which an essential part of an individual's identity or consciousness continues to reside after the death of the body in the individual's lifetime. According to various ideas of the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul, of an individual, which carries with it and confers personal identity. Belief in an afterlife, which may be naturalistic or supernatural, is in contrast to the belief in eternal oblivion after death. In some popular views, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm, and in other popular views, the individual may be reborn into this world and begin the life cycle over again, likely with no memory of what they have done in the past. In this latter view, such rebirths and deaths may take place over and over again continuously until the individual gains entry to a spiritual realm or Otherworld. Major views on the afterlife derive from religion, esotericism and metaphysics.


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