Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
afterthought

af·ter·thought

afterthought

 
pronunciation:
aef tr thawt
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something not in an original plan or design.
A back porch was added onto the house as an afterthought.
definition 2: a thought that occurs after the conclusion of something, sometimes too late to be of use.
On an afterthought, she decided it would have been best to apologize.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature