['ɑːftə] or ['æftɚ]
(adj.) located farther aft .
(adv.) behind or in the rear; 'and Jill came tumbling after'.
(a.) Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.
(a.) Hinder; nearer the rear.
(a.) To ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
(prep.) Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
(prep.) Below in rank; next to in order.
(prep.) Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.
(prep.) Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
(prep.) Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
(prep.) Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
(prep.) Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
(prep.) According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
(adv.) Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.
prep. . Subsequent to, later than.. Following, behind.. About, in relation to.. In imitation of.
a. . Succeeding, subsequent, following, later.. Hind, hinder, posterior, rear, back.
SYN:Behind, following, succeeding
ANT:Afore, before, Introducing, preceding
prep. and adv. behind in place: later in time: following in search of: in imitation of: in proportion to or in agreement with: concerning: subsequent to or subsequently: afterward: after the manner of or in imitation of.—adj. behind in place: later in time: more toward the stern of a vessel.
- Perhaps you had better go after my friends at once, because the weather is warm, and I can not 'keep' long. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- For instance, if he took his supper after a hard day, to the Dead March in Saul, his food might be likely to sit heavy on him. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- And after this cry and strife the sun may rise and see him worsted. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- George Lamb and Elliston together, after they had listened to a page or two, with one voice exclaimed, Very stupid. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- The latter peculiarity took the form of a dislike to being left alone, especially after dark. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- The next morning after the capture of Petersburg, I telegraphed Mr. Lincoln asking him to ride out there and see me, while I would await his arrival. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- No, sir, such a man will look after himself and will look after his chums. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Rawdon acquiesced in the justice of her opinion; and in truth he had remarked that after a few nights of his little suppers, &c. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Justice and health of mind will be of the company, and temperance will follow after? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- A hard-working man, and not overstrong, he would return to his home from the machine-shop where he was employed, and throw himself on the bed night after night to rest. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- The red ball is dyed after seasoning, and at the time of final turning called finishing. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- From the window of Worcester's barrack-room I used to amuse myself reviewing our troops, but not after the fashion of Catharine of Russia. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- His strength returned, and a month after the visit of Thomasin he might have been seen walking about the garden. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- After waiting some time Mrs. Clements became alarmed, and ordered the cabman to drive back to her lodgings. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.