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(adverb, adj.sat, adj., prep., conj.)


There are 17 meanings of the word After.

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After - as an adverb

Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

Example: "He apologized subsequently"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
afterward16afterwards17later5later onsubsequently26

Behind or in the rear

Example: "And jill came tumbling after"

After - as an adjective satellite

Located farther aft

After - as an adjective

Later; second (of two); next, following, subsequent

(where the frame of reference is within the ship) at or towards the stern of a ship.

Example: "The after gun is abaft the forward gun."

After - as a preposition

Subsequently to; following in time; later than.

Example: "The cold war began shortly after the second world war."


Example: "He will leave a trail of destruction after him."

In pursuit of, seeking.

Example: "He's after a job; run after him; inquire after her health."

In allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing.

Example: "We named him after his grandfather; a painting after leonardo da vinci."

Next in importance or rank.

Example: "The princess is next in line to the throne after the prince."

As a result of.

Example: "After your bad behaviour, you will be punished."

In spite of.

Example: "After all that has happened, he is still my friend."

(usually preceded by a form of be, followed by an -ing form of a verb) used to indicate recent completion of an activity

Example: "I was after finishing my dinner when there was a knock on the door."

According to an author or text.

Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to.

Example: "To look after workmen; to enquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness"

According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.

After - as a conjunction

Signifies that the action of the clause it starts takes place before the action of the other clause.

Example: "I went home after we had decided to call it a day."

Example Sentences

"I went to bed immediately after finishing my work."
"He arrived home after a long day at work."
"Please take the trash out after you finish your breakfast."
"She always feels hungry after exercising."
"He looked tired after working late into the night."
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Word Game Points

Is AFTER a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, after is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

AFTER has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is AFTER a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, after is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
AFTER has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is AFTER a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, after is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
AFTER has a WORDFEUD points total of 8.

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