What does After mean?

Definitions for After
ˈæf tər, ˈɑf-af·ter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word After.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. after(a)adverb

    located farther aft

  2. subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, after, later onadverb

    happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

    "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that"

  3. afteradverb

    behind or in the rear

    "and Jill came tumbling after"


  1. afteradverb

    Behind; later in time; following.

  2. afteradjective

    Later; second (of two); next, following, subsequent

  3. afteradjective

    At or towards the stern of a ship

  4. afterpreposition

    subsequently to; following in time; later than.

  5. afterpreposition


    he will leave a trail of destruction after him

  6. afterpreposition

    in pursuit of, seeking

  7. afterpreposition

    in allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing

  8. afterpreposition

    next in importance or rank

    The princess is next in line to the throne after the prince.

  9. afterpreposition

    as a result of

    After your bad behaviour, you will be punished.

  10. afterpreposition

    in spite of

    After all that has happened, he is still my friend.

  11. afterconjunction

    Signifies that the action of the clause it starts takes place before the action of the other clause.

    I went home after we had decided to call it a day.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. After

    is compounded with many words, but almost always in its genuine and primitive signification;

  2. Afteradverb

    Far be it from me, to justify the cruelties which were at first used towards them, which had their reward soon after. Francis Bacon.

    The chief were those who, from the pit of hell
    Roaming to seek their prey on earth, durst fix
    Their seats long after next the seat of God. Paradise Lost.

    Let go thy hold, when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following it; but the great one that goes upward, let him draw thee after. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

  3. Afterprep.

    Etymology: æfter, Sax.

    What says lord Warwick, shall we after them? ——
    —— After them! nay, before them, if we can. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    After whom is the king of Israel come out? After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog, after a flea. 1 Sam. xxiv. 14.

    Sometimes I placed a third prism after a second, and sometimes also a fourth after the third, by all which the image might be often refracted sideways. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Good after ill, and after pain delight;
    Alternate, like the scenes of day and night. John Dryden, Fab.

    We shall examine the ways of conveyance of the sovereignty of Adam to princes that were to reign after him. John Locke.

    He that thinketh Spain our over-match, is no good mintman, but takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk and currency, and not after their intrinsic value. Francis Bacon.

    There are, among the old Roman statues, several of Venus, in different postures and habits; as there are many particular figures of her made after the same design. Joseph Addison, Italy.

    This allusion is after the oriental manner: thus in the psalms, how frequently are persons compared to cedars. Alexander Pope, Od. notes.


  1. after

    After can be defined as a preposition that indicates something happening or occurring following a certain event or time. It refers to a subsequent period or a position in time that comes later than a specific point or an action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afteradjective

    next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life

  2. Afteradjective

    hinder; nearer the rear

  3. Afteradjective

    to ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway

  4. After

    behind in place; as, men in line one after another

  5. After

    below in rank; next to in order

  6. After

    later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause

  7. After

    subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful

  8. After

    subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course

  9. After

    moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of

  10. After

    denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness

  11. After

    in imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father

  12. After

    according to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind

  13. After

    according to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting

  14. Afteradverb

    subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after

  15. Etymology: [AS. fter after, behind; akin to Goth. aftaro, aftra, backwards, Icel. aptr, Sw. and Dan. efter, OHG. aftar behind, Dutch and LG. achter, Gr. 'apwte`rw further off. The ending -ter is an old comparative suffix, in E. generally -ther (as in other), and after is a compar. of of, off. 194. See Of; cf. Aft.]


  1. After

    After is a young adult novel written by Francine Prose. After a school shooting 50 miles away, the new grief and crisis counselor attempts to control the students' lives, using the recent tragedy as an excuse. The school gradually is controlled by the grip of the administration, and students who do not comply with the new rules disappear, never to be seen again. Its plot is reminiscent of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. This novel was first published in 2003, and the nearby school shooting is reminiscent of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Described in the New York Times Book Review as a "rich parable", this novel has as a theme the threat to freedom posed by an excessive concern for security.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. After

    aft′ėr, prep. and adv. behind in place: later in time: following in search of: in imitation of: in proportion to, or in agreement with: concerning: subsequent to, or subsequently: afterward: after the manner of, or in imitation of.—adj. behind in place: later in time: more toward the stern of a vessel. [A.S. æfter, comp. of af, or of, the primary meaning being 'more off,' 'farther away;' -ter as a comparative affix is seen in L. al-ter, Eng. o-ther. See Of.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. after

    A comparative adjective, applied to any object in the hind part of a ship or boat; as, the after-cabin, the after-hatchway, &c.--After sails, yards, and braces--those attached to the main and mizen masts. Opposed to fore.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'After' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #95

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'After' in Written Corpus Frequency: #215

Anagrams for After »

  1. trafe

  2. afret

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of After in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of After in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of After in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Galer:

    The FBI is conducting deeper analyses of toxicological results, the statement said, warning that conclusions may take up to a month and urging patience during this process. PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN DIED AT SAME DOMINICAN RESORT COMPLEX FIVE DAYS BEFORE MARYLAND COUPLE IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES The bureau is conducting its analysis of toxicology results for three of the six U.S. tourists in the agencys Quantico Virginia labs, according to CBS News. The three casesappear to be the most recent deaths, which occurred within five days in May at Bahia Principe resorts that are nearly adjacent to each other in La Romana.Miranda Schaup-Werner of Allentown, Penn. collapsed and died on May 25 after having a drink from herrooms mini bar. Five days later, on May 30, a Maryland couple, Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day, were found dead in their room. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization were also assisting in trying to find what caused the deaths of the tourists. Dominican officials said that the agencies were conducting health and epidemiological inspections of resorts, though it was not clear which ones. CALIFORNIA MAN DIED IN APRIL AT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC RESORT AFTER DRINK FROM HOTEL ROOM MINIBAR, FAMILY SAYS Dominican authorities and resort officials have sought to downplay the significance of the deaths, suggesting that the tourists had died of natural causes. But preliminary results they reported that pointed at similar conditions, such as pulmonary edema -- where the lungs fill with fluid -- and heart attacks in some cases, prompted relatives to raise doubts and a lack of trust that they were being told the truth. Meanwhile, following news that at least two U.S. tourists who stayed at their resort suddenly fell critically ill in their rooms and died in the last 12 months, the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Punta Cana issued a public statement acknowledging the two tragedies and seeking to reassure the public that it is tightening oversight. The spotlight on deaths of tourists broadened from the Bahia Principe resort group to the Hard Rock hotel after news that Robert Wallace of California died there in April after abruptly falling ill, and that last year David Harrison of Maryland also died suddenly. In a statement to Fox News, hotel officials said they are deeply saddened by these two unfortunate incidents, and weextend our sincerest sympathy tothe families of Mr. Harrison and Mr. Wallace.We are currently waiting for official reports regarding these deaths. MARYLAND COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOTEL ROOM Fox News asked Hard Rock representatives on Sunday to comment on the two deaths, and to identify the companies they use to stock their minibars. Their statement did not answer the second question. We can assure you, the safety andhealth of our guestsis now, andhas always been our highest priority, the Hard Rock statement said. We currentlyimplementbeverage protocols, including purchasing sealed and unopenedproducts from licensed and reputable vendors, as well as dailyinspections ofall products served throughout the hotel bars and in-room liquor dispensers. Additionally, our team members are trained toinspect all supplies, equipmentand products that enter the property, it said. Of course, we will continue toevaluate and recalibrate our protocolsto strengthen and enhance guest safety. Hotel officials have not responded to a follow-up question by Fox News about when they implemented the protocol they described as their current one. Fox News has received scores of emails from people who say they fell critically ill after having a drink at the hotel or from the minibar in their room. Several had stayed at Hard Rock resort. Asked to comment on the Hard Rocks statement, they expressed skepticism. NY WOMAN CLAIMS SHE DRANK SODA BOTTLE FILLED WITH BLEACH AT SAME DOMINICAN RESORT WHERE 3 AMERICANS DIED On every occasion when I ordered drinks from the pool bar, the hotel lobby or casino bar the brand of liquor that I ordered was not served, several times I ordered Titos and soda for my wife and watched them pour the drink from a Titos bottle knowing 100 percent it was not Titos in that bottle.The same thing happened when I ordered a Johnnie Walker Black Label neat that was on display on the back bar shelf.The bartender grabbed the bottle, poured me the drink and what I received was a very low end, watered down tasting whiskey that was definitely not Johnnie Walker.

  2. Chris Lemanski:

    I was going through a pretty bad depression, i was kind of ready to give up and say the hell with it. The young man asked his cousin for advice on how to clear his head and he told him to take a long walk. Lemanski did just that. The traveler decided to make the journey in April 2016 after going through a period of depression. (Chris Lemanski ) In April 2016, Lemanski decided on the journey after looking up trails and saw one that went from Portugal to Istanbul, Turkey. The traveler said everything appeared to shift into place after he purchased a cheap ticket to Istanbul. Lemanski made the trek in 18 months, three of those months he was stuck in Morocco after he overstayed his visa for about three months. However, he was able to sneak out of the country and catch a boat to Germany where he continued his journey. As for how much money he spent in 18 months, Lemanski said he saved and people were generous.

  3. Cree Indian Prophecy:

    Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

  4. Vince Lombardi:

    After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.

  5. Edmund Spenser:

    Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.

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  • naAfrikaans
  • በኋላAmharic
  • بعد, وراء, خلفArabic
  • подир, след, зад, според, по, следващ, след катоBulgarian
  • en acabat, acabat de, després de, més tard, en acabat de, després, acabat, després que, en acabat que, acabat queCatalan, Valencian
  • po, na, potom, za, podleCzech
  • efter, på trods af, bagefter, som følge af, senereDanish
  • nach, darauf, trotz, wegen, hinterher, hinter, nachdemGerman
  • ύστερα, μετά, έπειτα, κατόπινGreek
  • postEsperanto
  • después, por, tras, a pesar de, después de, detrás deSpanish
  • pärastEstonian
  • پس از, بعد, بعد از, در پیPersian
  • jälkeen, mukaillen, mukaan, yli, seurauksena, takia, perään, jäljessä, takana, taakse, huolimatta, perässä, vuoksi, seuraava, kun, sen jälkeen, kunFinnish
  • après, d'après, derrièreFrench
  • neffens, nei, efter oan, efter, troch, omWestern Frisian
  • tar éis, i ndiaidhIrish
  • an dèidh làimhe, an dèidh, seach, air, an dèidh sin, an dèidh doScottish Gaelic
  • למרות, בעקבות, אחרי, מאחור, לאחרHebrew
  • बादHindi
  • apreHaitian Creole
  • utánHungarian
  • հետո, ետևից, պատճառով, պատվին, հետևիցArmenian
  • depois, postInterlingua
  • setelahIndonesian
  • eftirIcelandic
  • il fatto che, da, in seguito, dopo, seguente, sparte, poi, per causa di, dietroItalian
  • לאחרHebrew
  • 後ろ, 後Japanese
  • ನಂತರKannada
  • 연유하여, 다음, 따라서, 추구하여, 뒤, 앞, 후Korean
  • پاش ئه‌وه‌, دوای ئه‌وه‌, دواییKurdish
  • post, postquamLatin
  • nodeemLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຫລັງຈາກLao
  • waraMaltese
  • naar, achter, na, ondanks, door, vanwege, nadatDutch
  • senere, etter, bak, etterpå, etter atNorwegian
  • ପଛରେ, ପରେOriya
  • poPolish
  • apesar de, devido a, depois de, atrás de, por causa de, depois, segundo, porPortuguese
  • după, în urma, pe urmele, peste, ca urmare a, în căutareaRomanian
  • в поисках, потом, за, сзади, после, позади, в результате, по мотивам, из-за, в честьRussian
  • posle, после, по, unatoč, унаточ, za, po, због, иза, за, zbog, izaSerbo-Croatian
  • za, poSlovene
  • pasAlbanian
  • senare, efterSwedish
  • baadaSwahili
  • பிறகுTamil
  • తరువాతTelugu
  • หลังจากThai
  • hiliTonga (Tonga Islands)
  • arkasında, sonra, ardında, yerine, sonrasında, sonucunda, peşinde, ardındanTurkish
  • післяUkrainian
  • بعدUrdu
  • sauVietnamese
  • נאָךYiddish
  • Chinese

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