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
Aft"er*wards, Aft"er*ward adverb
, a., behind. See Aft
, and -ward
(suffix). The final s
is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending.
- At a later or succeeding time.
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