afterlife

[ af-ter-lahyf, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌlaɪf, ˈɑf- /

noun

Also called future life. life after death.
the later part of a person's life: the remarkably productive afterlife of Thomas Jefferson.

Origin of afterlife

First recorded in 1585–95; after + life
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British Dictionary definitions for afterlife

afterlife

/ (ˈɑːftəˌlaɪf) /

noun

life after death or at a later time in a person's lifetime
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Word Origin and History for afterlife

afterlife


n.

1590s, "a future life" (especially after resurrection), from after + life.

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