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After meaning

after - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. Hinder; nearer the rear.
  2. 2. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
  3. 3. Below in rank; next to in order.
  4. 4. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.
  5. 5. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
  6. 6. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
  7. 7. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
  8. 8. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
  11. 11. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
  12. 12. Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.
  13. 13. To ward the stern of the ship; - applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
  14. 14. Later in time; behind.
  15. 15. Later; hinder; toward the stern.

after - examples of usage

  1. It wouldn't do much good after all." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. After that I didn't want to ask any one to marry me. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Perhaps, after all, he only wanted to have something of her to take home to think about. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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