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Meaning & Definition of After in English

English

After

/æftər/

adjective

1. Located farther aft

    synonym:
  • after(a)

adverb

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"
    synonym:
  • subsequently
  • ,
  • later
  • ,
  • afterwards
  • ,
  • afterward
  • ,
  • after
  • ,
  • later on

2. Behind or in the rear

  • "And jill came tumbling after"
    synonym:
  • after

Examples of using

The student had his cellphone confiscated after it began to ring in class.
The murder scene was still a hive of police activity several days after the man's body had been discovered.
Tom was full of remorse after stealing Mary's car and writing it off.