What does Afterwards mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. afterwardsadverb

    At a later or succeeding time.

  2. Etymology: From æfteweard + -s#Etymology 3. Surface analysis is.


  1. afterwards

    Afterwards is an adverb that refers to a point in time following or after a particular event, action, or period. It is often used to describe something occurring later or next in a sequence or process.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afterwardsadverb

    alt. of Afterward


  1. Afterwards

    Afterwards is a 2009 English-language psychological thriller film directed by Gilles Bourdos and starring Romain Duris, John Malkovich and Evangeline Lilly. Based on Guillaume Musso's novel Et après..., the story tells of a workaholic lawyer who is told by a self-proclaimed visionary that he must try to prevent his imminent death. The film was shot in New York City, Montreal and various New Mexico locations over June–July 2007, and had a French release in January 2009.

Editors Contribution

  1. afterwardsadjective

    Of the afterword or conclusion of a book &c

    Afterwards can, though an adjective, be, say as an alternative option to 'afterward', used as an adverb

    Etymology: The final 's' may be appended for good reason. Afterwards (which could be spelt as 'afterwords') has the appearance of a genitive, meaning 'of the concluding part [or afterword] of a literary effort

    Submitted by thesignaturesnice on September 18, 2023  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Afterwards' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2396

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Afterwards' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1476

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Afterwards' in Adverbs Frequency: #178

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afterwards in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afterwards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Afterwards in a Sentence

  1. John Bercow:

    One should no more refuse to request an extension of Article 50 because of what one might regard as the noble end of departing from the EU as soon as possible, than one could excuse robbing a bank on the basis that the cash stolen would be donated to a charitable cause immediately afterwards.

  2. Jason Chong:

    You have to listen to what they say, if not, we're going to lose them. They may leave Hong Kong, or they may do something stupid that they may regret afterwards and end up in jail.

  3. Keith Richards:

    That's being kicked around, at the moment, I'm just getting my head into the Stones and I haven't really thought about what I'm going to do afterwards. But usually if I put a record out, I do some road work. So, it's possible.

  4. Abu Fadi:

    There wasn’t any discrimination back in the previous regime, things changed afterwards.

  5. Refugees Antonio Guterres:

    We need to strongly increase resettlement from Turkey ... We need to substantially increase the number of opportunities for people to come to Europe legally, it's impossible not to be shocked when we see those boats which are manufactured just for this crossing, very fragile. I have never seen boats as fragile as those I have seen in Lesbos, (which) are destroyed immediately afterwards. This is horrible.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    A aculeate
    B ultimo
    C proprietary
    D articulate

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