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5 definitions found
 for after
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  After \Aft"er\, prep.
     1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. "Shut
        doors after you." --Shak.
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     2. Below in rank; next to in order. --Shak.
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              Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best.   --Dryden.
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     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.
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              After I am risen again, I will go before you into
              Galilee.                              --Matt. xxvi.
                                                    32.
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     4. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you
        have said, I shall be careful.
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     5. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our
        advice, you took that course.
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     6. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in
        pursuit of.
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              Ye shall not go after other gods.     --Deut. vi.
                                                    14.
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              After whom is the king of Israel come out? --1 Sam.
                                                    xxiv. 14.
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     7. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to;
        as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to
        thirst after righteousness.
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     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.
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     To name or call after, to name like and reference to.
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              Our eldest son was named George after his uncle.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     9. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the
        nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
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              He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes.
                                                    --Isa. xi. 3.
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              They that are after the flesh do mind the things of
              the flesh.                            --Rom. viii.
                                                    5.
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     10. According to the direction and influence of; in
         proportion to; befitting. [Archaic]
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               He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk
               and currency, and not after their intrinsic value.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. generally -ther (as in other), and after is a
     compar. of of, off. [root]194. See Of; cf. Aft.]
     1. Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after
        period of life. --Marshall.
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     Note: In this sense the word is sometimes needlessly combined
           with the following noun, by means of a hyphen, as,
           after-ages, after-act, after-days, after-life. For the
           most part the words are properly kept separate when
           after has this meaning.
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     2. Hinder; nearer the rear. (Naut.) To ward the stern of the
        ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a
        vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
  
     Note: It is often combined with its noun; as, after-bowlines,
           after-braces, after-sails, after-yards, those on the
           mainmasts and mizzenmasts.
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     After body (Naut.), the part of a ship abaft the dead flat,
        or middle part.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  After \Aft"er\, adv.
     Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he
     follows after.
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           It was about the space of three hours after. --Acts. v.
                                                    7.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  after
      adv 1: happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he
             apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but
             he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until
             afterward"; "two hours after that" [syn: subsequently,
             later, afterwards, afterward, after, later on]
      2: behind or in the rear; "and Jill came tumbling after"
      adj 1: located farther aft

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "after":
     abaft, accommodated to, according to, adapted to, adjusted to, aft,
     after a time, after all, after that, aftermost, afterward,
     afterwards, agreeable to, agreeably to, answerable to, astern,
     attendant, back, backward, baft, because of, behind, below, beyond,
     by, by and by, by reason of, by virtue of, cadet, conformable to,
     congruent with, consecutive, considering, consistent with, due to,
     ensuing, ex post facto, following, for, from, hind, hinder,
     hindermost, hindhand, hindmost, in accordance with,
     in agreement with, in back of, in compliance with,
     in conformity with, in consideration of, in correspondence to,
     in harmony with, in keeping with, in line with, in lock-step with,
     in obedience to, in search of, in step with, in the aftermath,
     in the rear, in the sequel, in uniformity with, in view of,
     in virtue of, infra, junior, later, later than, latterly, lineal,
     next, on account of, out for, owing to, past, per, posterior,
     postern, proper to, puisne, rear, rearmost, rearward, retral,
     retrograde, sequent, since, subsequent, subsequent to,
     subsequently, succeeding, successive, suitable for, tail,
     thanks to, then, thereafter, thereon, thereupon, therewith,
     uniform with, without, younger
  
  

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