AskDefine | Define after

Dictionary Definition

after adj : located farther aft [syn: after(a)] adv
1 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" [syn: subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, later on]
2 behind or in the rear; "and Jill came tumbling after"

User Contributed Dictionary

see After



æfter, from *|aftar-, from *|aptar-, comparative form of *|apo-. The PIE comparative is also the source of Ancient Greek ἀπωτέρω.


  • a UK /ˈɑːf.tə(ɹ)/|/ˈæf.tə(ɹ), /"A:f.t@(r\)/|/"

Extensive Definition

wikt before
After indicates in common language a connection in time and/or location between 2 situations.
It may also refer to:

See also

after in German: After
after in Japanese: アフター
after in Simple English: after

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abaft, accommodated to, according to, adapted to, adjusted to, aft, after a time, after all, after that, aftermost, afterward, afterwards, agreeable to, agreeably to, answerable to, astern, attendant, back, backward, baft, because of, behind, below, beyond, by, by and by, by reason of, by virtue of, cadet, conformable to, congruent with, consecutive, considering, consistent with, due to, ensuing, ex post facto, following, for, from, hind, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindmost, in accordance with, in agreement with, in back of, in compliance with, in conformity with, in consideration of, in correspondence to, in harmony with, in keeping with, in line with, in lock-step with, in obedience to, in search of, in step with, in the aftermath, in the rear, in the sequel, in uniformity with, in view of, in virtue of, infra, junior, later, later than, latterly, lineal, next, on account of, out for, owing to, past, per, posterior, postern, proper to, puisne, rear, rearmost, rearward, retral, retrograde, sequent, since, subsequent, subsequent to, subsequently, succeeding, successive, suitable for, tail, thanks to, then, thereafter, thereon, thereupon, therewith, uniform with, without, younger
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