Definition of After

Aft´er   Pronunciation: åft´tẽr
a.1.Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.
2.(Naut.) Hinder; nearer the rear.
After body
(Naut.) the part of a ship abaft the dead flat, or middle part.
prep.1.Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
2.Below in rank; next to in order.
Codrus after Ph bus sings the best.
- Dryden.
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.
After I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
- Matt. xxvi. 32.
4.Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
5.Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
6.Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
Ye shall not go after other gods.
- Deut. vi. 14.
After whom is the king of Israel come out?
- 1 Sam. xxiv. 14.
7.Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
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.
To name
to name like and reference to.
Our eldest son was named George after his uncle.
- Goldsmith.
9.According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes.
- Isa. xi. 3.
They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh.
- Rom. viii. 5.
10.According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk and currency, and not after their intrinsic value.
- Bacon.
After all
when everything has been considered; upon the whole.
One after another
To be after
to be in pursuit of in order to reach or get; as, he is after money.
adv.1.Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.
It was about the space of three hours after.
- Acts. v. 7.

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