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1. after

adverb. ['ˈæftɝ'] happening at a time subsequent to a reference time.

Synonyms

  • later on
  • afterwards
  • subsequently
  • later

Antonyms

  • front
  • watercraft
  • vessel
  • bow

Etymology

  • after (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æfter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with After

  • laughter

How do you pronounce after?

Pronounce after as ˈæftər.

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How do you spell after? Is it afther ?

A common misspelling of after is afther

Example sentences of the word after


1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Release the clamps after approximately two hours and set the scrap board aside.

Quotes containing the word after


1. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears."After all this time?""Always,"said Snape.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
- Frederic Chopin

3. After spending 460 days as a hostage, I did emerge a fundamentally changed person. But I think, like everyone does as they grow older and probably wiser, I can look back at my earlier life - my history, my mistakes, the joy I felt as a young woman traveling the world - with some objectivity and even some humor.
- Amanda Lindhout

2. fore-and-after

noun. sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig.

Synonyms

  • sailing ship

3. day-after-day

adjective. of or belonging to or occurring every day.

Synonyms

  • daily
  • day-by-day
  • periodical
  • day-to-day

Antonyms

  • continual
  • formal
  • nonperiodic
  • noncyclic

4. after-school

adjective. outside regular school hours.

Antonyms

  • indoor

5. sought-after

adjective. being searched for.

Synonyms

  • sought

Antonyms

  • unwelcome
  • unloved

6. after-hours

adjective. after closing time especially a legally established closing time.

Antonyms

  • early

7. after-shave

noun. a fragrant lotion for a man's face after shaving.

Synonyms

  • after-shave lotion
  • lotion

8. after-shave_lotion

noun. a fragrant lotion for a man's face after shaving.

Synonyms

  • lotion
  • after-shave

9. after

adjective. ['ˈæftɝ'] located farther aft.

Antonyms

  • antecedent

Etymology

  • after (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æfter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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