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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  After  \Aft"er\,  prep. 
  1.  Behind  in  place  as  men  in  line  one  after  another.  ``Shut 
  doors  after  you.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Below  in  rank;  next  to  in  order  --Shak. 
 
  Codrus  after  Ph?bus  sings  the  best.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Later  in  time;  subsequent;  as  after  supper,  after  three 
  days.  It  often  precedes  a  clause.  Formerly  that  was 
  interposed  between  it  and  the  clause. 
 
  After  I  am  risen  again  I  will  go  before  you  into 
  Galilee.  --Matt.  xxvi. 
  32. 
 
  4.  Subsequent  to  and  in  consequence  of  as  after  what  you 
  have  said  I  shall  be  careful. 
 
  5.  Subsequent  to  and  notwithstanding;  as  after  all  our 
  advice,  you  took  that  course. 
 
  6.  Moving  toward  from  behind;  following,  in  search  of  in 
  pursuit  of 
 
  Ye  shall  not  go  after  other  gods.  --Deut.  vi 
  14. 
 
  After  whom  is  the  king  of  Israel  come  out?  --1  Sam. 
  xxiv.  14. 
 
  7.  Denoting  the  aim  or  object;  concerning;  in  relation  to 
  as  to  look  after  workmen;  to  inquire  after  a  friend;  to 
  thirst  after  righteousness. 
 
  8.  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. 
 
  {To  name}  or  {call  after},  to  name  like  and  reference  to 
 
  Our  eldest  son  was  named  George  after  his  uncle. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  9.  According  to  in  accordance  with  in  conformity  with  the 
  nature  of  as  he  acted  after  his  kind 
 
  He  shall  not  judge  after  the  sight  of  his  eyes. 
  --Isa.  xi  3. 
 
  They  that  are  after  the  flesh  do  mind  the  things  of 
  the  flesh.  --Rom.  viii. 
  5. 
 
  10.  According  to  the  direction  and  influence  of  in 
  proportion  to  befitting.  [Archaic] 
 
  He  takes  greatness  of  kingdoms  according  to  bulk 
  and  currency,  and  not  after  their  intrinsic  value. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  {After  all},  when  everything  has  been  considered;  upon  the 
  whole. 
 
  {After}  (with  the  same  noun  preceding  and  following),  as 
  wave  after  wave,  day  after  day  several  or  many  (waves, 
  etc.)  successively. 
 
  {One  after  another},  successively. 
 
  {To  be  after},  to  be  in  pursuit  of  in  order  to  reach  or  get 
  as  he  is  after  money. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  After  \Aft"er\  ([.a]ft"t[~e]r),  a.  [AS.  [ae]fter  after  behind; 
  akin  to  Goth.  aftaro  aftra  backwards,  Icel.  aptr,  Sw  and 
  Dan.  efter,  OHG.  aftar  behind,  Dutch  and  LG  achter  Gr 
  'apwte`rw  further  off  The  ending  -ter  is  an  old  comparative 
  suffix,  in  E.  generally  -ther  (as  in  other),  and  after  is  a 
  compar.  of  of  off  [root]194.  See  {Of};  cf  {Aft}.] 
  1.  Next  later  in  time;  subsequent;  succeeding;  as  an  after 
  period  of  life.  --Marshall. 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  the  word  is  sometimes  needlessly  combined 
  with  the  following  noun  by  means  of  a  hyphen,  as 
  after-ages,  after-act,  after-days,  after-life.  For  the 
  most  part  the  words  are  properly  kept  separate  when 
  after  has  this  meaning. 
 
  2.  Hinder;  nearer  the  rear.  (Naut.)  To  ward  the  stern  of  the 
  ship;  --  applied  to  any  object  in  the  rear  part  of  a 
  vessel;  as  the  after  cabin,  after  hatchway. 
 
  Note:  It  is  often  combined  with  its  noun  as  after-bowlines, 
  after-braces,  after-sails,  after-yards,  those  on  the 
  mainmasts  and  mizzenmasts. 
 
  {After  body}  (Naut.),  the  part  of  a  ship  abaft  the  dead  flat, 
  or  middle  part 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  After  \Aft"er\,  adv 
  Subsequently  in  time  or  place  behind;  afterward;  as  he 
  follows  after 
 
  It  was  about  the  space  of  three  hours  after  --Acts.  v. 
  7. 
 
  Note:  After  is  prefixed  to  many  words  forming  compounds,  but 
  retaining  its  usual  signification.  The  prefix  may  be 
  adverbial,  prepositional,  or  adjectival;  as  in  after- 
  described,  after-dinner,  after-part.  The  hyphen  is 
  sometimes  needlessly  used  to  connect  the  adjective 
  after  with  its  noun  See  {Note}  under  {After},  a.,  1. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fact  \Fact\,  n.  [L.  factum,  fr  facere  to  make  or  do  Cf 
  {Feat},  {Affair},  {Benefit},  {Defect},  {Fashion},  and  {-fy}.] 
  1.  A  doing  making,  or  preparing.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  project  for  the  fact  and  vending  Of  a  new  kind  of 
  fucus,  paint  for  ladies.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  An  effect  produced  or  achieved;  anything  done  or  that 
  comes  to  pass;  an  act  an  event;  a  circumstance. 
 
  What  might  instigate  him  to  this  devilish  fact  I  am 
  not  able  to  conjecture.  --Evelyn. 
 
  He  who  most  excels  in  fact  of  arms.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Reality;  actuality;  truth;  as  he  in  fact  excelled  all 
  the  rest;  the  fact  is  he  was  beaten. 
 
  4.  The  assertion  or  statement  of  a  thing  done  or  existing; 
  sometimes  even  when  false,  improperly  put  by  a  transfer 
  of  meaning,  for  the  thing  done  or  supposed  to  be  done  a 
  thing  supposed  or  asserted  to  be  done  as  history  abounds 
  with  false  facts. 
 
  I  do  not  grant  the  fact  --De  Foe. 
 
  This  reasoning  is  founded  upon  a  fact  which  is  not 
  true.  --Roger  Long. 
 
  Note:  TheTerm  fact  has  in  jurisprudence  peculiar  uses  in 
  contrast  with  low  as  attorney  at  low  and  attorney  in 
  fact  issue  in  low  and  issue  in  fact  There  is  also  a 
  grand  distinction  between  low  and  fact  with  reference 
  to  the  province  of  the  judge  and  that  of  the  jury,  the 
  latter  generally  determining  the  fact  the  former  the 
  low  --Burrill  Bouvier. 
 
  {Accessary  before},  or  {after},  {the  fact}.  See  under 
  {Accessary}. 
 
  {Matter  of  fact},  an  actual  occurrence;  a  verity;  used 
  adjectively:  of  or  pertaining  to  facts;  prosaic; 
  unimaginative;  as  a  matter-of-fact  narration. 
 
  Syn:  Act  deed;  performance;  event;  incident;  occurrence; 
  circumstance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dangle  \Dan"gle\  (d[a^][ng]"g'l),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dangled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dangling}.]  [Akin  to  Dan.  dangle,  dial.  Sw 
  dangla,  Dan.  dingle,  Sw  dingla  Icel.  dingla  perh.  from  E. 
  ding.] 
  To  hang  loosely,  or  with  a  swinging  or  jerking  motion. 
 
  He'd  rather  on  a  gibbet  dangle  Than  miss  his  dear 
  delight,  to  wrangle.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  her  lifted  hand  Dangled  a  length  of  ribbon. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  dangle  about}  or  {after},  to  hang  upon  importunately;  to 
  court  the  favor  of  to  beset. 
 
  The  Presbyterians,  and  other  fanatics  that  dangle 
  after  them  are  well  inclined  to  pull  down  the 
  present  establishment.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  after 
  adj  :  located  farther  aft  [syn:  {after(a)}] 
  adv  1:  happening  at  a  time  subsequent  to  a  reference  time;  "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"  [syn:  {subsequently}, 
  {later},  {afterwards},  {afterward},  {later  on}] 
  2:  behind  or  in  the  rear;  "and  Jill  came  tumbling  after" 




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