One after another
After Aft"er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. ``Shut doors after you.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Below in rank; next to in order. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause. [1913 Webster]

After I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. --Matt. xxvi. 32. [1913 Webster]

4. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful. [1913 Webster]

5. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course. [1913 Webster]

6. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of. [1913 Webster]

Ye shall not go after other gods. --Deut. vi. 14. [1913 Webster]

After whom is the king of Israel come out? --1 Sam. xxiv. 14. [1913 Webster]

7. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness. [1913 Webster]

8. 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. [1913 Webster]

{To name} or {call after}, to name like and reference to. [1913 Webster]

Our eldest son was named George after his uncle. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

9. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind. [1913 Webster]

He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes. --Isa. xi. 3. [1913 Webster]

They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. --Rom. viii. 5. [1913 Webster]

10. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk and currency, and not after their intrinsic value. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{After all}, when everything has been considered; upon the whole.

{After} (with the same noun preceding and following), as, wave after wave, day after day, several or many (waves, etc.) successively.

{One after another}, successively.

{To be after}, to be in pursuit of in order to reach or get; as, he is after money. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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