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after    : ['æftɚ]
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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{After all}, when everything has been considered; upon the

{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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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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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.
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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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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" [synonym: {subsequently},
{later}, {afterwards}, {afterward}, {after}, {later on}]
2: behind or in the rear; "and Jill came tumbling after"
adj 1: located farther aft

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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