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after (adverb)
following in time or place - afterward behind later we arrived shortly after returned 20 years after
after (preposition)
1.
a) behind in place - people lined up one after another
b) (1) subsequent to in time or order - 20 minutes after 6
(2) subsequent to and in view of - after all our advice
2.
- used as a function word to indicate the object of a stated or implied action go after gold was asking after you
3.
so as to resemble as
a) in accordance with
b) with the name of or a name derived from that of - named after his father
c) in the characteristic manner of in imitation of - writing after the manner of Hemingway
after (conjunction)
subsequently to the time when - we will come after we make plans
after (adjective)
1.
later in time - in after years
2.
located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft
after (verbal auxiliary)
chiefly Irish - used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed the poor old man is after dying on me J. M. Synge
after (noun)
- afternoon
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
after (adjective)
1.
being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
SYNONIMS:
aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward
RELATED WORDS:
dorsal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ventral
anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal
after (adjective)
2.
being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else
SYNONIMS:
after, ensuing, later, posterior
RELATED WORDS:
behind, belated, delayed, late, slow; closing, concluding, eventual, final, last, latest, latter, terminal, ultimate; following
NEAR ANTONYMS:
advance, advanced, early, premature
antecedent, anterior, fore, foregoing, former, precedent, preceding, previous, prior
after (adverb)
following in time or place
SYNONIMS:
afterward ( afterwards), later, latterly, subsequently, thereafter
RELATED WORDS:
next; by and by, hereafter, presently, since, soon, then, thereupon; hereinbelow, infra
NEAR ANTONYMS:
formerly; heretofore, theretofore
afore [], ahead, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, previously
after (preposition)
subsequent to in time or order
SYNONIMS:
après, behind, below, following, next to, past
RELATED WORDS:
since
NEAR ANTONYMS:
toward ( towards)
afore [], ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, prior to, to
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