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after meaning

EN[ˈɑːftə(ɹ)] [ˈæf.tə(ɹ)] [ˈæftɚ]
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    Definition of after in English Dictionary

  • AdjectivePREafter-SUF-ter
    1. (dated) Later; second (of two); next, following, subsequent.
      1. (nautical, where the frame of reference is within the ship) At or towards the stern of a ship.
        1. The after gun is mounted aft. ‎
        2. The after gun is abaft the forward gun. ‎
    2. Adverb
      1. Behind; later in time; following.
        1. They lived happily ever after.
        2. I left the room, and the dog bounded after.
    3. Conjunction
      1. Signifies that the action of the clause it starts takes place before the action of the other clause.
        1. I went home after we had decided to call it a day. ‎
    4. Preposition
      1. Subsequently to; following in time; later than.
        1. We had a few beers after the game. ‎
        2. The time is quarter after eight. ‎
        3. The Cold War began shortly after the Second World War. ‎
      2. Behind.
        1. He will leave a trail of destruction after him. ‎
      3. In pursuit of, seeking.
        1. He's after a job; run after him; inquire after her health. ‎
      4. In allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing.
        1. We named him after his grandfather; a painting after Leonardo da Vinci. ‎
      5. Next in importance or rank.
        1. The princess is next in line to the throne after the prince. ‎
      6. As a result of.
        1. After your bad behaviour, you will be punished. ‎
      7. In spite of.
        1. After all that has happened, he is still my friend. ‎
        2. I can't believe that, after all our advice against gambling, you walked into that casino!
      8. (Ireland, usually preceded by a form of be, followed by an -ing form of a verb) Used to indicate recent completion of an activity.
        1. I was after finishing my dinner when there was a knock on the door. ‎
      9. (dated) According to an author or text.
        1. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to.
          1. to look after workmen; to enquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness
        2. OBS According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • He was arrested for fomenting a riot; after all, it's bad enough being in a riot but starting one is much worse.
            • In recent years, The Manx language has been revived after dying out and is now taught in some schools on the Isle of Man.
            • On Friday, the Thai police said he was under arrest and charged as a pedophile after computer experts had unswirled the digitally altered face in a virtuoso act of electronic decoding.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • After their evening classes, the boys in the fraternity house would drink beer and smoke dope.
            • After much deliberation we decided to sign up for satellite TV.
            • After filtering, an independent component analysis (ICA) was applied to the epoched data, using the extended infomax ICA algorithm [41 ].
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • They met, fell in love, got married, and lived happily ever after.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Conjunctive adverbs
                • Sequence adverbs
                • Uncomparable adverbs
                • Conjunctions
                  • Prepositions
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                  Source: Wiktionary

                  Meaning of after for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "after" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction. It's also a preposition.
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