What does after mean?

Definitions for after
ˈæf tər, ˈɑf-af·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. after(a)(adverb)

    located farther aft

  2. subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, after, later on(adverb)

    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. after(adverb)

    behind or in the rear

    "and Jill came tumbling after"

Wiktionary

  1. after(Adverb)

    Behind; later in time; following.

  2. after(Adjective)

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

  3. after(Adjective)

    At or towards the stern of a ship

  4. after(Preposition)

    subsequently to; following in time; later than.

  5. after(Preposition)

    behind

    he will leave a trail of destruction after him

  6. after(Preposition)

    in pursuit of, seeking

  7. after(Preposition)

    in allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing

  8. after(Preposition)

    next in importance or rank

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

  9. after(Preposition)

    as a result of

    After your bad behaviour, you will be punished.

  10. after(Preposition)

    in spite of

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

  11. after(Conjunction)

    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.

    Etymology: From Middle English after, from Old English æfter, from Proto-Germanic *after, *aftiri, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epotero- ("further behind, further away") , from *h₂epo ("off, away") .

Webster Dictionary

  1. After(adj)

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

    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.]

  2. After(adj)

    hinder; nearer the rear

    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.]

  3. After(adj)

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

    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.]

  4. After

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

    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.]

  5. After

    below in rank; next to in order

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  7. After

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

    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.]

  8. After

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

    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.]

  9. After

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  12. After

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

    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.]

  13. After

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

    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.]

  14. After(adverb)

    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.]

Freebase

  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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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. Setsuko Shibata:

    I can't comprehend how this could have happened, despite having auditors, i can't say I feel better about the situation after today's explanation.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Legacy is simply what you will be remembered for or celebrated for after your demise. In other words, legacy is all about what you've succeeded in building or destroying during your lifetime. Yes! that is it. Anyway, endeavour to succeed in leaving only positive legacy behind rather than negative aspect of it. For, positive legacy is the only legacy that is ever worth leaving behind for the posterity ahead. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Gary Casteel:

    Volkswagen has refused to come to the bargaining table in violation of federal law, by refusing to engage in collective bargaining after a successful election, Volkswagen is not only doing a disservice to its employees but now is thumbing its nose at the federal government as well.

  4. Nick Richardson:

    Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.

  5. Raza Rumi:

    When (former president Gen. Pervez) Musharraf sided with the U.S. in 2001 after the 'you are either with us or against us' line from (then-President George W.) Bush, this is when the Taliban began to resent the military.

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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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