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Definition of after:

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

Synonyms:

subsequently, ulterior, hindmost, afterward, posterior, ulteriorly, rear, afterwards, aft, hind, next, later, back, by and by, later on, after a while, postern, latterly, precede, behind.

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