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afterwards Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    after; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that
WordNet

Aft"er*wards, Aft"er*ward adverb (Also<
  • Afterwards
  • Afterward
)
Etymology
AS. æfteweard, a., behind. See Aft, and -ward (suffix). The final s in afterwards is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending.
Definitions
  1. At a later or succeeding time.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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