Definitions for after
ˈæf tər, ˈɑf-af·ter
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word after.
located farther aft
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"
behind or in the rear
"and Jill came tumbling after"
Behind; later in time; following.
Later; second (of two); next, following, subsequent
At or towards the stern of a ship
subsequently to; following in time; later than.
he will leave a trail of destruction after him
in pursuit of, seeking
in allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing
next in importance or rank
The princess is next in line to the throne after the prince.
as a result of
After your bad behaviour, you will be punished.
in spite of
After all that has happened, he is still my friend.
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
is compounded with many words, but almost always in its genuine and primitive signification;
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.
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.
next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life
hinder; nearer the rear
to ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway
behind in place; as, men in line one after another
below in rank; next to in order
later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause
subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful
subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course
moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of
denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness
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
according to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind
according to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting
subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after
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.]
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
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
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'after' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #95
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'after' in Written Corpus Frequency: #215
The numerical value of after in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of after in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I'm just going to go out there and have fun tomorrow, it's been a long journey and I'm just going to enjoy the heck out of it. I feel really good right now. I'm going to go get some rest and get after it tomorrow. It's a whole new day tomorrow.
Spotting between periods and spotting after sex is high risk of an inflamed cervix due to STDs, many women have symptoms like this from time to time anyway, so it's a bit frustrating, but you'll know if that is abnormal for you.
This whole thing with me, [Kim] and Donald Trump -- it’s a whole different dynamic right now, i said to [Trump] I got three things to say to you, and after that, he told me to 'f--k off.'.
He's the one who's telling us he's not going to charge people with gun crimes and fully prosecute them, according to the law. So it's just lip service from people like him. And unfortunately, that has real-world consequences, every single police action, whether it's a domestic violence response like this or a traffic stop, has the potential of going south. And if police officers are not going to be protected by the law, if the prosecutors are going to go after the people, then we have to reconsider whether it's even worth the risk of sending cops in the first place.
They recognise that sport and business works neatly together and there are lot of transferable skills like communication, leadership, and teamwork, players have got to utilise doors that can open, and use them as a stepping stone into life after rugby.
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- 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
- después, por, tras, a pesar de, después de, detrás deSpanish
- 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
- apreHaitian Creole
- հետո, ետևից, պատճառով, պատվին, հետևիցArmenian
- depois, postInterlingua
- il fatto che, da, in seguito, dopo, seguente, sparte, poi, per causa di, dietroItalian
- 後ろ, 後Japanese
- 연유하여, 다음, 따라서, 추구하여, 뒤, 앞, 후Korean
- پاش ئهوه, دوای ئهوه, دواییKurdish
- post, postquamLatin
- nodeemLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- naar, achter, na, ondanks, door, vanwege, nadatDutch
- senere, etter, bak, etterpå, etter atNorwegian
- ପଛରେ, ପରେOriya
- 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
- senare, efterSwedish
- hiliTonga (Tonga Islands)
- arkasında, sonra, ardında, yerine, sonrasında, sonucunda, peşinde, ardındanTurkish
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