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Definition of the noun afterthought

What does afterthought mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: afterthoughts

  1. thinking again about a choice previously made
  2. an addition that was not included in the original plan
    • example: the garage was an afterthought
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: add-on / addition / improver = a component that is added to something to improve it

Alternative definition of the noun afterthought


  1. A reflection after an act; a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient.
  2. Something additional to the original plan or concept.


Afterthought is a Venue, Building in Little Rock.


  1. "Afterthought" is the title of Hip Hop producer Fat Jon's fourth album. It was released in 2006.
  2. "Afterthought" is a musical single of Parker & Hanson.
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  3. "Afterthought" is a musical album of Eric Gillette.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afterthought

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Google previewExpressions of Identity (1998)

Space, Performance, Politics by Dr Kevin Hetherington

The afterthought is a reflection on the whole. But here there is ...

Google previewStudy Guide and Lab Manual for Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th (2013)

by Association of Surgical Technologists

The more difficult afterthought is that if you do not put yourself in jeopardy, your family and you future patients will be kept safe because you did not catch something you could transfer to them now or in the future.

Google previewHarvey's Weekly (1919)

by George Brinton McClellan Harvey

The advantage of forethought over afterthought is an old lesson, but it is one which we have not yet fully learned.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Signs should be considered in the overall design of a building rather than as an afterthought. The environment should be as self-explanatory as possible and should not rely on the people being able to remember where they are or how they ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

aeronaut, afterthought, Argonaut, astronaut, cosmonaut, juggernaut, overwrought. -awth (1) broth, cloth, froth, moth, sloth, swath, troth, wroth. (2) betroth, broadcloth, sackcloth. (3) behemoth. MM (1) cause, clause, gauze, hawse, pause.

Google previewMorton's College Student Dictionary (2005)

by Carl Morton

afterthought: remembering the answer to a question after the exam is over. alarm clock: a boom-box that tells ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

manipulate applications and access, steal, modify, or delete sensitive data; once an afterthought in software design, health data and other security is becoming an increasingly important concern during development as applications become ...

Google previewThe Prayer Book Dictionary (1912)

an afterthought. Every baptised believer is by ...

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Afterthought Meaning

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The afterthought is good for nought, except it be to catch blind horses with.
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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1T1H4O1U1G2H4T1

The value of this 12-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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