adj. 25B6; preposition
he made a speech after the performance : FOLLOWING, subsequent to, at the close/end of, in the wake of; formal posterior to.
Guy shut the door after them : BEHIND, following.
after the way he treated my sister I never want to speak to him again : BECAUSE OF, as a result/consequence of, in view of, owing to, on account of.
is he still going to marry her, after all that's happened? : DESPITE, in spite of, regardless of, notwithstanding.
the policeman ran after him : IN PURSUIT OF, in someone's direction, following.
I'm after information, and I'm willing to pay for it : IN SEARCH OF, in quest/pursuit of, trying to find, looking for.
they asked after Dad : ABOUT, concerning, regarding, with regard/respect/reference to.
the village was named after a Roman officer : IN HONOUR OF, as a tribute to; with the name of.
animal studies after Bandinelli : IN THE STYLE OF, in the manner of, in imitation of; similar to, like, characteristic of.
the week after, we went to Madrid : LATER, afterwards, after this/that, subsequently.
porters were following on after with their bags : BEHIND, in the rear, at the back, in someone's wake.
previously, before, ahead, in front.
25A0; after all MOST IMPORTANTLY, above all, beyond everything, ultimately; informal when all's said and done, at the end of the day, when push comes to shove.