Meaning of AFTER in English

AFTER

I. preposition

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After much deliberation

After much deliberation , first prize was awarded to Derek Murray.

an accessory before/after the fact (= someone who helps a criminal before or after the crime )

immediately after/following sth

He retired immediately after the end of the war.

just before/after/over etc

We moved here just after our son was born.

lived happily ever after (= used at the end of children’s stories to say that someone was happy for the rest of their life )

So she married the prince, and they lived happily ever after .

right after

It’s on right after the six o'clock news.

the day after tomorrow

How about meeting for lunch the day after tomorrow?

well after

It was well after ten o'clock when we arrived.

well looked after

You could tell that the horse had been well looked after .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a man/woman etc after my own heart

after a fashion

The group learns to ride and lasso after a fashion .

Aunt Lou seldom approved of the people who lived above her, but it worked after a fashion .

Broadman, who could read after a fashion , peered over the top of the volume.

Grubbing for business on dud leads was, at least, after a fashion dealing.

It has worked, after a fashion .

Kissing continues, after a fashion , but tongues now completely verboten.

So they became friends, after a fashion .

The gates clanged shut again, Berwick succoured, after a fashion , with a day to go.

You met him ... Well, after a fashion , you met him ten years ago or so.

after the fact

Few people even heard about the concert until after the fact .

But solving the problem is not so simple, especially after the fact .

Even after the fact , their violent behaviour just did not make sense.

Explanations after the facts are of course very useful but the hallmark of a successful research programme is predictions.

For the field man who deals with real problems, paper work is incidental, after the fact .

The jury also acquitted the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, of being an accessory after the fact .

Then they acquitted Broadus of being an accessory after the fact .

To make such decisions after the fact can be costly-even fatal.

Will I follow you down the street a hundred years after the fact ?

after the fashion of sb

His early work is very much after the fashion of Faulkner and O'Connor.

Once, he had considered its aged look as just the thing, after the fashion of the Boston Cracked Shoe look.

after/before/until dark

Badgers usually only venture out after dark , so they can be difficult to spot.

I have often come out here alone after dark to breathe it in.

If McQuaid had a big order to fill he mightn't come till after dark .

Not many people chose to take a ride on such a bumpy, gloomy road after dark in the month of January.

Start in the morning and not go home until dark .

That evening I was all right - Joanna would be afloat in the late afternoon, and I could get away before dark .

We had been too nervous to arrive after dark .

We worked from early morning until dark .

be after sb's blood

be patterned on/after sth

be wise after the event

can look after yourself

But now she can look after herself.

It is generally assumed that at postgraduate level and above users can look after themselves.

day after day

The same exercises can get boring if you do them day after day.

How, he asked himself, how could one put up with that, day after day.

On the radio, the same things get hashed and rehashed, over and over, day after day.

Otherwise, day after day, a restlessness had seized her again, to be afraid.

She saw in her mind the woman who sat in the same seat day after day.

Smashing down mogul fields all day long, day after day, sounds great to skiers in their 20s.

The day before, I was on the battlefield with them, on the floor day after day....

The jobs are nothing - just the same thing, day after day.

The whole office, we just observed this stuff as it was happening, day after day.

ever after

look after yourself

Concentrate on the truth, advised Eric Gill, and let beauty look after itself.

No doubt many more boys were up to the same tricks, but convention ruled that they were better able to look after themselves.

Remember, at the same time as you are looking after yourself, you are protecting them.

Respecting yourself means looking after yourself.

That's all for now, look after yourselves, and make sure you don't overdo things, Gwen.

The pup must now look after itself.

We have sheltered accommodation, with understanding professional staff, for blind men and women who are unable to look after themselves.

You knew how to look after yourself, he said.

month after month

I'm just doing the same old thing month after month.

And then following in her footsteps, month after month, as if he stood a chance.

But month after month Clarisa and I went on sleeping with our son between us.

Day after day, month after month, I followed death.

How must it be to work here day after day, month after month, knowing there was no end to it?

I learned on the job, at sea, working seven days a week, month after month.

Our salaries were not paid, month after month.

The Azusa Street revival itself continued day after day, month after month for three years.

These limits were then overshot by month after month of interest rates above 14%.

night after night

He sat up night after night to finish the game.

Everything took getting used to, she said, saying the same thing night after night, softly in the darkness.

Girls of four don't wet their beds night after night.

Neither of us, night after night, could get too much of that.

She came night after night, looking for some one who would love her.

She had slept in the chair in his room, night after night, holding his hand.

Stoker watched Irving on stage night after night.

The United States appeared to be careening out of control and television recorded every conflagration and confrontation without respite night after night.

You can dream and dream but only what happens in this room night after night is important.

one (damn/damned) thing after another

Just one damn thing after another.

She was merely coping with one thing after another, not achieving.

Then it was one thing after another, his obese stage, his alcoholic stage.

one after another

Ever since we moved into this house, it's been one problem after another .

He's had one problem after another this year.

As they came ashore herrings fell off, one after another .

Autumn drew on in Mitford, and one after another , the golden days were illumined with changing light.

Deliberate and unhurried, he tried them one after another in the lock under the white, nineteenth-century china handle.

Just moments, one after another , instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

Just one after another on the streets.

On Saturday evenings everybody in the family had a bath one after another in an old tin bath in front of the fire.

The hummingbird which feeds on it must therefore visit many plants, one after another .

This central area was the scene of three great changes, one after another .

one after another/one after the other

shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted

stay after (school)

But Lucie stayed after all, to play Balaam, and Izzie to play her pipe beforehand.

I stayed after hours doing murals on tailgates.

I had a friend who worked for the oil people, and I decided to stay after a visit to this place.

I have never once heard a staff member say that wouldn't stay after the school day for some activity or other.

In May, when the time changes and the weather mellows, the team will stay after the games to picnic.

Keegan is desperate to stay after savouring his first taste in management by keeping United in the Second Division.

She went so far as to make special transportation arrangements for some students to stay after school to finish their assignments.

Some stay after class and follow me devotedly around the campus.

the day/week etc after next

From them I learned that the coronation was to be on the day after next , and not in three weeks.

I think it might be the week after next .

The case will be heard in London's High Court the week after next .

We shall meet the day after next .

We won't be able to cut the grass the week after next , as I'd hoped.

time after time/time and time again

week after week

We keep practicing the same dance steps week in, week out.

And this guy turns up, in Room 302, week after week after week.

But even though week after week the jokes were the same, we always laughed.

I understood how week after week he was all Clarisa needed.

Nicholas Church were occupied, week after week, by faithful Communists.

Not week after week, anyway.

The list will not be long because you tend to purchase the same food products week after week. 9.

year after year/year in, year out

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After a few minutes, she fell asleep.

After a while, we got tired of waiting and went home.

After all the trouble I had, Reese didn't even say thank you.

After dancing, going to the movies is my favorite weekend activity.

After half an hour we got tired of waiting and went home.

After ten days, their supplies of water were running low.

After the dance, a few of us went out for a drink.

After your letter, I didn't think I'd ever see you again.

a painting after Rembrandt

At first I was very nervous, but after a while I began to feel more confident.

Do you believe in life after death?

I'm not surprised he left her, after the way she treated him.

I go swimming every day after work.

My name is after yours on the list.

The date should be written after the address.

The movie starts at a quarter after seven.

The war ended after another six months of fighting.

There were several people after me who didn't manage to get into the game.

What's on after the 6 o'clock news?

Whose name is after yours on the list?

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

dinner

Well the after dinner speaker is none other than Dave Bassett of Sheffield United.

It lay among the daily stack until after dinner .

A packed Hall of graduates and undergraduates gave Baroness Park an affectionate standing ovation at the end of her after dinner speech.

school

The steering group is exploring the needs for after school care and is looking at possible locations for schemes.

She could wait to look for another job until after school started in the fall.

So when they played after school , they improvised by kicking a tennis ball.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a man/woman etc after my own heart

after a fashion

The group learns to ride and lasso after a fashion .

Aunt Lou seldom approved of the people who lived above her, but it worked after a fashion .

Broadman, who could read after a fashion , peered over the top of the volume.

Grubbing for business on dud leads was, at least, after a fashion dealing.

It has worked, after a fashion .

Kissing continues, after a fashion , but tongues now completely verboten.

So they became friends, after a fashion .

The gates clanged shut again, Berwick succoured, after a fashion , with a day to go.

You met him ... Well, after a fashion , you met him ten years ago or so.

after the fact

Few people even heard about the concert until after the fact .

But solving the problem is not so simple, especially after the fact .

Even after the fact , their violent behaviour just did not make sense.

Explanations after the facts are of course very useful but the hallmark of a successful research programme is predictions.

For the field man who deals with real problems, paper work is incidental, after the fact .

The jury also acquitted the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, of being an accessory after the fact .

Then they acquitted Broadus of being an accessory after the fact .

To make such decisions after the fact can be costly-even fatal.

Will I follow you down the street a hundred years after the fact ?

after the fashion of sb

His early work is very much after the fashion of Faulkner and O'Connor.

Once, he had considered its aged look as just the thing, after the fashion of the Boston Cracked Shoe look.

after/before/until dark

Badgers usually only venture out after dark , so they can be difficult to spot.

I have often come out here alone after dark to breathe it in.

If McQuaid had a big order to fill he mightn't come till after dark .

Not many people chose to take a ride on such a bumpy, gloomy road after dark in the month of January.

Start in the morning and not go home until dark .

That evening I was all right - Joanna would be afloat in the late afternoon, and I could get away before dark .

We had been too nervous to arrive after dark .

We worked from early morning until dark .

be after sb's blood

be patterned on/after sth

can look after yourself

But now she can look after herself.

It is generally assumed that at postgraduate level and above users can look after themselves.

day after day

The same exercises can get boring if you do them day after day.

How, he asked himself, how could one put up with that, day after day.

On the radio, the same things get hashed and rehashed, over and over, day after day.

Otherwise, day after day, a restlessness had seized her again, to be afraid.

She saw in her mind the woman who sat in the same seat day after day.

Smashing down mogul fields all day long, day after day, sounds great to skiers in their 20s.

The day before, I was on the battlefield with them, on the floor day after day....

The jobs are nothing - just the same thing, day after day.

The whole office, we just observed this stuff as it was happening, day after day.

ever after

look after yourself

Concentrate on the truth, advised Eric Gill, and let beauty look after itself.

No doubt many more boys were up to the same tricks, but convention ruled that they were better able to look after themselves.

Remember, at the same time as you are looking after yourself, you are protecting them.

Respecting yourself means looking after yourself.

That's all for now, look after yourselves, and make sure you don't overdo things, Gwen.

The pup must now look after itself.

We have sheltered accommodation, with understanding professional staff, for blind men and women who are unable to look after themselves.

You knew how to look after yourself, he said.

month after month

I'm just doing the same old thing month after month.

And then following in her footsteps, month after month, as if he stood a chance.

But month after month Clarisa and I went on sleeping with our son between us.

Day after day, month after month, I followed death.

How must it be to work here day after day, month after month, knowing there was no end to it?

I learned on the job, at sea, working seven days a week, month after month.

Our salaries were not paid, month after month.

The Azusa Street revival itself continued day after day, month after month for three years.

These limits were then overshot by month after month of interest rates above 14%.

night after night

He sat up night after night to finish the game.

Everything took getting used to, she said, saying the same thing night after night, softly in the darkness.

Girls of four don't wet their beds night after night.

Neither of us, night after night, could get too much of that.

She came night after night, looking for some one who would love her.

She had slept in the chair in his room, night after night, holding his hand.

Stoker watched Irving on stage night after night.

The United States appeared to be careening out of control and television recorded every conflagration and confrontation without respite night after night.

You can dream and dream but only what happens in this room night after night is important.

one (damn/damned) thing after another

Just one damn thing after another.

She was merely coping with one thing after another, not achieving.

Then it was one thing after another, his obese stage, his alcoholic stage.

one after another

Ever since we moved into this house, it's been one problem after another .

He's had one problem after another this year.

As they came ashore herrings fell off, one after another .

Autumn drew on in Mitford, and one after another , the golden days were illumined with changing light.

Deliberate and unhurried, he tried them one after another in the lock under the white, nineteenth-century china handle.

Just moments, one after another , instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

Just one after another on the streets.

On Saturday evenings everybody in the family had a bath one after another in an old tin bath in front of the fire.

The hummingbird which feeds on it must therefore visit many plants, one after another .

This central area was the scene of three great changes, one after another .

one after another/one after the other

shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted

stay after (school)

But Lucie stayed after all, to play Balaam, and Izzie to play her pipe beforehand.

I stayed after hours doing murals on tailgates.

I had a friend who worked for the oil people, and I decided to stay after a visit to this place.

I have never once heard a staff member say that wouldn't stay after the school day for some activity or other.

In May, when the time changes and the weather mellows, the team will stay after the games to picnic.

Keegan is desperate to stay after savouring his first taste in management by keeping United in the Second Division.

She went so far as to make special transportation arrangements for some students to stay after school to finish their assignments.

Some stay after class and follow me devotedly around the campus.

the day/week etc after next

From them I learned that the coronation was to be on the day after next , and not in three weeks.

I think it might be the week after next .

The case will be heard in London's High Court the week after next .

We shall meet the day after next .

We won't be able to cut the grass the week after next , as I'd hoped.

time after time/time and time again

week after week

We keep practicing the same dance steps week in, week out.

And this guy turns up, in Room 302, week after week after week.

But even though week after week the jokes were the same, we always laughed.

I understood how week after week he was all Clarisa needed.

Nicholas Church were occupied, week after week, by faithful Communists.

Not week after week, anyway.

The list will not be long because you tend to purchase the same food products week after week. 9.

year after year/year in, year out

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the after deck

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A packed Hall of graduates and undergraduates gave Baroness Park an affectionate standing ovation at the end of her after dinner speech.

Abaft the after head is a large locker accessed either through a door in the head or from the cockpit.

Our friendly wine bar is also there for your pre-show drink, your interval glass of wine or your after show socialising.

Several men in the after shell-room lingered there too long... and were drowned.

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