After
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 its usual signification. The prefix may be adverbial, prepositional, or adjectival; as in after- described, after-dinner, after-part. The hyphen is sometimes needlessly used to connect the adjective after with its noun. See {Note} under {After}, a., 1. [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, 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 — indicates in common language a connection in time and/or location between 2 situations.It may also refer to: *After (novel), a book by Francine Prose * After... (visual novel) , a visual novel * After... (film) , a 2006 thriller film about urban… …   Wikipedia

  • 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, 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

  • After — Sm erw. fach. (11. Jh., Bedeutung 14. Jh.), mhd. after, ahd. aft(e)ro, mndd. achter(e), echter Stammwort. Ist eine nur deutsche Substantivierung des Adjektivs ahd. aft(e)ro. Bedeutet also der Hintere (vgl. Hintern), vielleicht Lehnbedeutung von l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • after- — [a:ftə US æftər] prefix coming or happening afterwards ▪ an after dinner speech ▪ after school activities …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • after- — [ æftər ] prefix happening afterward: used with some nouns: after hours activities aftershave (=liquid men put on their face after a shave) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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