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after

af·ter

after

 
pronunciation:
aef tr
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective, conjunction
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: behind in time, order, or place; later than.
He often takes a nap after lunch.After the marching band, came one of the prettiest floats in the parade.As you go down the hall, the restroom is just after the cafeteria entrance.
antonyms:
before
definition 2: following unceasingly.
time after time
definition 3: as a result of.
After that terrible meal we had last time, we may never eat there again.
definition 4: with the same name as.
The baby was named after me.
definition 5: in pursuit or search of.
The police are after me, so I can't stay here.
definition 6: in spite of.
After all that work, it still failed.
definition 7: in imitation of.
He composed music after Chopin.
definition 8: concerning.
She asked after your health.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at the rear; behind.
The bride comes down the aisle, and her maid of honor comes after.
antonyms:
ahead, before
definition 2: following the passage of some time; later.
She leaves the house at nine, and he leaves not long after.
antonyms:
before
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: later in time; subsequent.
in after times
antonyms:
preceding, prior
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition: subsequent to a certain event or time.
It happened after she left.
antonyms:
before