• synonyms


[suhb-si-kwuh nt]
See more synonyms for subsequent on Thesaurus.com
  1. occurring or coming later or after (often followed by to): subsequent events; Subsequent to their arrival in Chicago, they bought a new car.
  2. following in order or succession; succeeding: a subsequent section in a treaty.
Show More

Origin of subsequent

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin subsequent- (stem of subsequēns), present participle of subsequī to follow close behind, equivalent to sub- sub- + sequ(ī) to follow + -ent- -ent
Related formssub·se·quent·ly, adverb
Can be confusedconsequent subsequent
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for subsequent

following, consecutive, consequent, ensuing, successive, consequential, later, next, posterior, proximate, sequential, serial, resultant, sequent, successional, resulting, succeeding

Examples from the Web for subsequent

Contemporary Examples of subsequent

Historical Examples of subsequent

British Dictionary definitions for subsequent


  1. occurring after; succeeding
Show More
Derived Formssubsequently, adverbsubsequentness, noun

Word Origin for subsequent

C15: from Latin subsequēns following on, from subsequī, from sub- near + sequī to follow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for subsequent


mid-15c., from Middle French subséquent (14c.), from Latin subsequentem (nominative subsequens), present participle of subsequi "to follow closely," from sub "closely, up to" (see sub-) + sequi "follow." Related: Subsequently.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper