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After appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
  • Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.
  • Federal Express is now called FedEx.
    When I retire I'll be a FedEx ex.
    But if I'm an officer when I retire, I'll be an ex Fedex Exec.
    Then after a divorce, my ex-wife will be an ex FedEx exec's ex.
    If I rejoin FedEx in time, I'd be an ex ex FedEx exec.
    When we remarry, my wife will be an ex ex FedEx exec's ex.

After appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • King Alexander was just partly overcome after quizzing Diogenes in his tub. (63 letters)
  • The explorer was frozen in his big kayak just after making queer discoveries. (64 letters)
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After appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No gnu have never after fret far, even Eva hung on.
  • Time yams traded after germ regret faded arts may emit.
  • "Nurse!" I call, after cesspit level tips, "secret fallacies run".
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After is sometimes a misspelling of have.

The word after is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective after

What does after mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. located farther aft
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: aft

Alternative definition of the adjective after


  1. [obsolete] Second (of two); next; following.
  2. [nautical, where the frame of reference is within the ship] At or towards the stern of a ship
  3. [dated] Later; subsequent.

Definition of the adverb after

What does after mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  2. behind or in the rear
    • example: and Jill came tumbling after

Alternative definition of the adverb after


  1. Behind; later in time; following.

Other definitions of after

What does after also mean?


  1. [Signifies that the action of the clause it starts takes place before the action of the other clause].


  1. "After" is a 2009 drama film written by Rafael Cobos and directed by Alberto Rodríguez.
  2. "After" is a 2011 Thriller film written and directed by Ryan Smith.
  3. "After" a.k.a. "After..." is a 2006 supernatural thriller film about the exploits of a group of "urban explorers". It was written by Kevin Miller and David L. Cunningham, who also directed the film. It stars Daniel Caltagirone, Flora Montgomery, and Nicholas Aaron.
  4. "After" is a drama mystery film directed by Pieter Gaspersz.
  5. "After" a.k.a. "Time Off" is a 1994 drama film directed by Eytan Fox.
  6. "After" is a poetic exploration of longing — for intimacy, pleasure and unexplored fantasy — that ultimately tears three friends apart.
  7. "After" a.k.a. "After..." is a 2010 animated short film written and directed by Inga Korzhneva.
    • also known as Posle...
    • country: Russia
    • written by Inga Korzhneva
    • genre: Animation
    • released in (5 years ago)
  8. "After" is a short film, directed by Lukasz Konopa.
    • genre: Documentary film

Phrases with After

Phrases starting with the word After:

  1. after all
  2. After-Eye
  3. After Dark
  4. after part
  5. After-Cast
  6. After-Clap
  7. After-Glow
  8. After-Time

Phrases ending with the word After:

  1. be after
  2. go after
  3. Ask After
  4. Day After
  5. Get After
  6. run after
  7. come after
  8. lech after
  9. look after
  10. lust after
  11. make after
  12. Name After

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for After

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Google previewA Dictionary for Episcopalians (2000)

by John N. Wall

calendar, liturgical The liturgical calendar of the church year marks six seasons: Advent, Christmas, the Season after the Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and the Season after Pentecost. Overall it is structured by the two major cycles of feasts, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English and Singhalese, and Singhalese and English Languages (1821)

Under the Patronage of the Government of Ceylon by Benjamin Clough

After, prep. 'peoSQ6-8), “o, *5t; •t; Christ ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Bulgaria (2014)

by Raymond Detrez

The first Bulgarian labor unions appeared immediately after the liberation in 1878 among printers in Sofia and Plovdiv and some years later among teachers. The General Workers' Labor Union (GWLU) was founded in 1904 by the Bulgarian ...

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