after


after
/ˈaftə / (say 'ahftuh)

preposition
1. behind in place; following behind: people placed in a line one after another.
2. in pursuit of; in search of; with or in desire for: run after her.
3. concerning: to inquire after a person.
4. later in time than; in succession to; at the close of: after suppertime; after time I urged him to do it.
5. subsequent to and in consequence of: after what has happened I can never return.
6. below in rank or excellence to: Milton is usually placed after Shakespeare among English poets.
7. in imitation of, or in imitation of the style of: to make something after a model; after Raphael.
8. with name of: she was named after her aunt.
9. in proportion to; in accordance with: after their intrinsic value.
10. according to the nature of; in agreement or unison with; in conformity to: he swore after the manner of his faith.
adverb
11. behind; in the rear: Jill came tumbling after.
12. later in time; afterwards: happy ever after.
adjective
13. later in time; next; subsequent; succeeding: in after years.
conjunction
14. subsequent to the time that: after the boys left.
phrase
15. be after, (followed by a present participial verb form) Irish English have done: what are you after pouring water on the floor?
16. day after day, week after week, etc., (an expression where a measure of time is specified twice over to imply the triggering of boredom, weariness, frustration, etc.)
17. the after years, the period after a specified event.
{Middle English, Old English æfter (from æf- away from + -ter, comparative suffix)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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