Meaning of 'after' (Webster Dictionary)
- Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after
period of life.
- Hinder; nearer the rear.
- To ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in
the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway. - Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he
follows after. - Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
- Below in rank; next to in order.
- Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three
days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between
it and the clause.
- Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you
have said, I shall be careful.
- Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our
advice, you took that course.
- Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in
- Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to;
as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after
- 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.
- According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the
nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
- According to the direction and influence of; in
proportion to; befitting.