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.
following (part of speech: verb)
posterior (part of speech: adjective)