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Idioms for after

    after all, despite what has occurred or been assumed previously; nevertheless: I've discovered I can attend the meeting after all.

Origin of after

before 900; Middle English; Old English æfter; cognate with Old Frisian efter, Old Saxon, Old High German after, Gothic aftaro, Old Norse eptir; equivalent to æf- (see aft1) + -ter suffix of comparison and polarity (cognate with Greek -teros)

synonym study for after

1. See behind.

Definition for after (2 of 2)

aft1
[ aft, ahft ]
/ æft, ɑft /
Nautical, Aeronautics

adverb

at, close to, or toward the stern or tail: Stow the luggage aft.

adjective

situated toward or at the stern or tail: The aft sail was luffing.

Origin of aft

1
before 950; Middle English afte, Old English æftan from behind, equivalent to æf- opposite + -t- suffix of uncertain value + -an suffix marking motion from; cognate with Old Frisian efta, Old Saxon, Old High German aftan, Gothic aftana, Old Norse aptan, Greek opís(s)ō behind; not akin to Greek apó off
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British Dictionary definitions for after (1 of 2)

Word Origin for after

Old English æfter; related to Old Norse aptr back, eptir after, Old High German aftar

British Dictionary definitions for after (2 of 2)

aft
/ (ɑːft) /

adverb, adjective

mainly nautical towards or at the stern or rearthe aft deck; aft of the engines

Word Origin for aft

C17: perhaps a shortened form of earlier abaft
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Idioms and Phrases with after

after

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