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]

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • After — Aft er ([.a]ft t[ e]r), a. [AS. [ae]fter after, behind; akin to Goth. aftaro, aftra, backwards, Icel. aptr, Sw. and Dan. efter, OHG. aftar behind, Dutch and LG. achter, Gr. apwte rw further off. The ending ter is an old comparative suffix, in E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • after — prep, adj, adv After, behind are synonymous adverbs, prepositions, and adjectives when they mean following upon, especially in place or in time. They are rarely interchangeable, however, without a loss of precision. With reference to place after… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • after — [af′tər, äf′tər] adv. [ME < OE æfter (akin to OHG aftar & MHG after) < of, off + ter, old compar. suffix] 1. behind in place 2. behind in time; later; next prep. 1. behind in place; in back of 2. a) behind in time; later than …   English World dictionary

  • After — Aft er, adv. Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after. [1913 Webster] It was about the space of three hours after. Acts. v. 7. [1913 Webster] Note: After is prefixed to many words, forming compounds, but retaining… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • After — steht für: Anus, die Austrittsöffnung des Darmes After (Bootstyp), alte Bezeichnung für Schleppkähne auf der Weser (19. Jh.) Siehe auch: After Hours, Afterhour, After Eight  Wiktionary: After – Bedeutungserklärungen, Wortherkunft,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • After — After: Die Bezeichnung für das Ende des Mastdarms (mhd. after, ahd. aftero) ist eine Substantivierung des im Nhd. untergegangenen Adjektivs ahd. aftero, mhd. after »hinter; nachfolgend« und bedeutete dementsprechend zunächst »Hinterer« (vgl. die… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • After — After, eine ehemalige Präposition, welche nach bedeutete, jetzt aber nur noch in der Zusammensetzung mit einigen Verbis, noch mehr aber mit Substantiven üblich ist. Sie bedeutet alsdann, 1. Überhaupt, was der Zeit, dem Orte und der Ordnung nach… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • after — (prep.) O.E. æfter after, next, throughout, following in time, later, from O.E. of off (see OF (Cf. of)) + ter, a comparative suffix; thus the original meaning was more away, farther off. Cf. O.N. eptir after, O.H.G. aftar, Goth. aftra behind.… …   Etymology dictionary

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