[af-ter-wurld, ahf-]


the future world, especially the world after death.

Origin of afterworld

First recorded in 1590–1600; after + world Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of afterworld

  • Ib, the queen of the afterworld, the goddess of deceased mortals, whose abode is down below the pillars of the world.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan

  • Such imposture, Godwin argued, is as futile as the parallel use by religion of the pains and penalties of the afterworld.

British Dictionary definitions for afterworld



a world inhabited after death
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