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Definitions of after

  1. behind or in the rear; " and Jill came tumbling after"
  2. 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. located farther aft
  4. following in time
  5. Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.
  6. Hinder; nearer the rear.
  7. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
  8. Below in rank; next to in order.
  9. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.
  10. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
  11. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
  12. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
  13. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
  14. 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.
  15. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
  16. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
  17. Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.
  18. To ward the stern of the ship; - applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
  19. Next; later; behind in place; as, the after part of a ship.
  20. In succession to; later than; in imitation of; according to; in pursuit of.
  21. Later than.
  22. Behind in place: later in time: more toward the stern of a vessel.
  23. Behind, in place: later, in time: following, in search of: in imitation of: in proportion to: concerning.
  24. Subsequently: afterward.
  25. Later in time; behind.
  26. Later; hinder; toward the stern.
  27. Farther aft.
  28. At a later time.
  29. In the rear; behind.
  30. In succession to; subsequently to; because of; not with standing.
  31. Behind, back of, or below in rank; inferior to; in pursuit of; in search of.
  32. In relation to; about; for; in imitation of; in obedience to; according to.
  33. For the sake of; by the name of.
  34. Later in time; succeeding; further aft.
  35. Posterior; later.
  36. Behind in place; later in time; in pursuit or search of; in imitation of; according to; next to; concerning.
  37. Later in time- as, it is an after thought.
  38. Behind; later- as, he went home after dinner.
  39. When- as, you will come to me after he has seen you.
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Usage examples for after

  1. To look after you! – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. " I must go after her. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  3. After all,- what is she? – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. But why don't you go up after him? – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. The name I give him will be that of the man you are really after – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  6. After it, I shall have nothing to hope. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  7. Where did I go after – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  8. After he had been to see you. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  9. Haven't you enough to look after – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  10. You will look after her well, will you not? – Superseded by May Sinclair
  11. You'll work all the better after – Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  12. I don't like that after all. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  13. If it should be them after all! – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. She told me after you had gone out. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  15. After that it will be yours. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. Look after her, Gyda. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  17. So you didn't do much for the Pymeuts after all? – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  18. After they had told him of their adventures, he continued: " This rain is bad. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  19. After all, it was the only thing to do. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  20. Yes, they were after all only men. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
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