Meaning of AFTER in English

AFTER

I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English æfter; akin to Old High German aftar ~, and probably to Old English of of Date: before 12th century following in time or place ; ~ward , behind , later , II. preposition Date: before 12th century 1. behind in place , b. subsequent to in time or order , subsequent to and in view of , 2. — used as a function word to indicate the object of a stated or implied action so as to resemble: as, in accordance with, with the name of or a name derived from that of , in the characteristic manner of ; in imitation of , III. conjunction Date: before 12th century subsequently to the time when , IV. adjective Date: before 12th century later in time , located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft, V. verbal auxiliary Date: 1792 chiefly Irish — used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed VI. noun Date: circa 1902 ~noon

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