Definition of after:

part of speech: adjective

Behind in place: later in time: more toward the stern of a vessel.

part of speech: adverb

Subsequently: afterward.

part of speech: preposition

In succession to; later than; in imitation of; according to; in pursuit of.

part of speech: conjunction

Later than.

part of speech: adjective, adverb

Next; later; behind in place; as, the after part of a ship.

part of speech: adjective

Later; hinder; toward the stern.

part of speech: adjective

Later in time; behind.

part of speech: preposition

Behind, in place: later, in time: following, in search of: in imitation of: in proportion to: concerning.

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