afterward

or af·ter·wards

[ af-ter-werd, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tər wərd, ˈɑf- /

adverb

at a later or subsequent time; subsequently.

Origin of afterward

before 1000; Middle English; Old English æfterweard, alteration (with -r- of æfter after) of æfteweard, equivalent to æfte-, æftan aft1 + -weard -ward

Can be confused

afterward afterword
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afterwards

afterward

/ (ˈɑːftəwədz) /

adverb

after an earlier event or time; subsequently

Word Origin for afterwards

Old English æfterweard, æfteweard, from aft + ward
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