afterword

[af-ter-wurd, ahf-]

noun

a concluding section, commentary, etc., as of a book, treatise, or the like; closing statement.

Nearby words

  1. afterthought,
  2. aftertime,
  3. aftertreatment,
  4. afterward,
  5. afterwards,
  6. afterwork,
  7. afterworld,
  8. afteryears,
  9. aftmost,
  10. aftn

Compare foreword.

Origin of afterword

First recorded in 1885–90; after + word

Can be confusedafterward afterword

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British Dictionary definitions for afterword

afterword

noun

an epilogue or postscript in a book, etc
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Word Origin and History for afterword

afterword

n.

1890, a Saxonist subsitute for epilogue; from after + word (n.).

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