- farther aft.
- located closest to the stern or tail; aftermost: after hold; after mast.
- including the stern or tail: the after part of a hull.
Origin of after
Examples from the Web for afters
“People have seen design shows before, with beautiful befores and afters,” says Jonathan.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As for afters, forget a grotty gym shower and leaping into your street-clothes: the post-workout is as much fun as the class.
"A clump of square rigged, and fore and afters, sir," was the response.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
The fore and afters were the ropes secured to the side corners, and they, on being hauled taut and belayed, held it out square.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
British Dictionary definitions for afters (1 of 2)
noun (functioning as singular or plural) British
British Dictionary definitions for afters (2 of 2)
- in spite of everythingit's only a game, after all
- in spite of expectations, efforts, etche won the race after all!
Word Origin for after
Word Origin and History for afters
Old English æfter "after, next, throughout, following in time, later," from Old English of "off" (see of) + -ter, a comparative suffix; thus the original meaning was "more away, farther off." Cf. Old Norse eptir "after," Old High German aftar, Gothic aftra "behind." Cognate with Greek apotero "farther off."
After hours "after regular working hours" is from 1861. Afterwit "wisdom that comes too late" is attested from c.1500 but seems to have fallen from use, despite being more needed now than ever. After you as an expression in yielding precedence is recorded by 1650.
Idioms and Phrases with afters
In addition to the idioms beginning with after
- after a fashion
- after all
- after all's said and done
- after a sort
- after a while
- after hours
- after one's own heart
- after the fact
- day after day
- get after
- go after
- inquire after
- keep after
- live happily ever after
- look after
- morning after
- name after
- run after
- see after
- sought after
- take after
- throw good money after bad
- time after time