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Subsequently in time or place; later in point of time; behind; afterward; as, he follows after. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. Below in rank; next to in order. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.

 - Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of. Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life. Marshall. In this sense the word is sometimes needlessly combined with the following noun, by means of a hyphen, as, after-ages, after- act, after-days, after-life. For the most part the words are properly kept separate when after has this meaning. Hinder; nearer the rear.

 - (Naut.) Toward the stern of the ship; - applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway. It is often combined with its noun; as, after-bowlines, after-braces, after-sails, after-yards, those on the ...

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