1) a. - Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.
2) a. - Hinder; nearer the rear.
3) a. - To ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
4) prep. - Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
5) prep. - Below in rank; next to in order.
6) prep. - Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.
7) prep. - Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
8) prep. - Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
9) prep. - Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
10) prep. - Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
11) prep. - In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father.
12) prep. - According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
13) prep. - According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
14) adv. - Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.