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Definizione monolingua e traduzione after

Inglese grammatica




  1. (obsolete) Second (of two); next; following.
  2. (nautical, where the frame of reference is within the ship) At or towards the stern of a ship
    The after gun is mounted aft.
    The after gun is abaft the forward gun.
  3. (dated) Later; subsequent.
    • 1834, David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of, Nebraska 1987, p. 72:
      I did verily believe in my own mind, that I couldnt fight in that way at all; but my after experience convinced me that this was all a notion.
    • 1886, Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge‎
      The amends he had made in after life were lost sight of in the dramatic glare of the original act.

after (not comparable)

  1. Behind; later in time; following.
    They lived happily ever after.
    I left the room, and the dog bounded after.


  1. subsequently to; following in time; later than.
    We had a few beers after the game.
    The time is quarter after eight.
    The Cold War began shortly after the Second World War
  2. behind
    he will leave a trail of destruction after him
  3. in pursuit of, seeking
    hes after a job
    run after him
    inquire after her health
  4. in allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing
    we named him after his grandfather
    a painting after Leonardo da Vinci
  5. next in importance or rank
    The princess is next in line to the throne after the prince.
  6. as a result of
    After your bad behaviour, you will be punished.
  7. in spite of
    After all that has happened, he is still my friend.
  8. (Ireland, usually preceded by a form of be, followed by an -ing form of a verb) Used to indicate recent completion of an activity
    I was after finishing my dinner when there was a knock on the door.
    • 1875, Patrick Kennedy, Evenings in the Duffrey, page 283:
      He was after walking on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before, all the way from the County Limerick, where his brother, Father John, has a parish; and you may believe, the poor man was tired
    • 1906, Lady Gregory, “A Miracle Play”, The Shanachie, volume 1: 
      Mother: Let him get away out of this now, himself and his share of songs. Look at the way he has your bib destroyed that I was after washing in the morning!
    • 2004, Joseph OConnor, Star of the Sea[1], page 40:
      When I woke up it was black-dark and the music was after stopping. I could taste the bread I was after eating in the dream, as sweet and luscious as any I ever knew
    • 2004, Tabor Evans, Longarm and the Great Milk Train Robbery:
      He asked directions to the dairy those milk cans had shown up late at. Corrigan pointed back the way hed come and explained, “Youd have been after riding past their loading platform because they dont have their sign overlooking where the train would be after stopping.
    • 2008, M. P. Shiel, The Black Box, page 45:
      ""Yes. And where were you when the flood broke loose?"" / ""I would be most of the way to the Old House then. OLoughlin was after running in wild to tell me he was hearing the Banshee out at The Old House, […] .""


  1. Signifies that the action of the clause it starts takes place before the action of the other clause.
    I went home after we had decided to call it a day.
    • 1991, Donald ""Shadow"" Rimgale (character), Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?
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