after 英 [ˈɑ:ftə(r)] 美 [ˈæftə(r)]
adv. 后来，以后 prep. 在……之后 conj. 在……之后
- After is a preposition meaning "later in time" or "behind in space." After many hours of dancing, you'll be sweaty and hungry.
- adv. 后来，以后
- prep. 在……之后
- conj. 在……之后
- adj. 以后的
1. We'll leave after lunch.
2. Shut the door after you.
3. He's the tallest, after Richard.
4. day after day of hot weather
- after (adv., prep.) Old English æfter "behind; later in time" (adv.); "behind in place; later than in time; in pursuit, following with intent to overtake" (prep.), from of "off" (see off (adv.)) + -ter, a comparative suffix; thus the original meaning was "more away, farther off." Compare Old Norse eptir "after," Old Frisian efter, Dutch achter, Old High German aftar, Gothic aftra "behind;" also see aft. Cognate with Greek apotero "farther off," Old Persian apataram "further."