1,770,000,000 resultsAny time
DictionaryData from Oxford LanguagesLook it upWe couldn't find a definition. Try searching the web foraf·ter[ˈaftər]✕PlayPREPOSITION
- in the time following (an event or another period of time):"shortly after their marriage they moved to Colorado" ·"after a while he returned" · "there's only one thing to do after an experience like that"
- in phrases indicating something happening continuously or repeatedly:"day after day we kept studying"
- NORTH AMERICANpast (used in specifying a time):"I strolled in about ten minutes after two"synonyms:later than · past
- behind:"she went out, shutting the door after her"
- (with reference to looking or speaking) in the direction of someone who is moving further away:"she stared after him"
- in phrases referring to making somewhere clean or tidy again after the actions of a person or animal:"visitors will be required to clean up after their dogs" ·"I tend to just tidy up after myself rather than doing a full clean all at once"
- in pursuit or quest of:"they're chasing after something that doesn't exist" ·"most of them are after money" · "Jenny still yearned after him"synonyms:in pursuit of · in someone's direction · following · on the track of ·in the tracks of · in someone's footsteps · in search of · in quest of · on a quest for · trying to find · looking for · on the lookout for · hunting for
- next to and following in order or importance:"in their order of priorities health comes after housing" ·"x comes after y in the series"
- in allusion to (someone or something with the same or a related name):"they named her Pauline, after Barbara's mother"
- in imitation of:"a drawing after Millet's The Reapers"synonyms:in the style of · in the manner of · in imitation of · on the model of ·following the pattern of · after the fashion of · along/on the lines of · influenced by · similar to · like · characteristic of
- concerning or about:"she asked after his mother and sister and was told that both were well"
ORIGINOld English æfter, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch achter.More definitions and word originNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessTranslate after toNo translation found.Your Recent SearchesWords you've searched will appear here
- at a later or future time; afterwards:"Duke Frederick died soon after" ·"the week after, I was back in school"