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after

  

      prep  
1    following in time; in succession to  
after dinner, time after time     
2    following; behind  
they entered one after another     
3    in pursuit or search of  
chasing after a thief, he's only after money     
4    concerning  
to inquire after his health     
5    considering  
after what you have done, you shouldn't complain     
6    next in excellence or importance to  
he ranked Jonson after Shakespeare     
7    in imitation of; in the manner of  
a statue after classical models     
8    in accordance with or in conformity to  
a man after her own heart     
9    with a name derived from  
Mary was named after her grandmother     
10      (U.S)   past (the hour of)  
twenty after three     
11    after all         
a    in spite of everything  
it's only a game, after all     
b    in spite of expectations, efforts, etc.  
he won the race after all!     
12    after you   please go, enter, etc., before me  
      adv  
13    at a later time; afterwards  
14    coming afterwards; in pursuit  
15      (Nautical)   further aft; sternwards  
      conj  
16    subordinating   at a time later than that at which  
he came after I had left     
      adj  
17      (Nautical)   further aft  
the after cabin     
     (Old English æfter; related to Old Norse aptr back, eptir after, Old High German aftar)  
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all  
      determiner  
1   
a    the whole quantity or amount of; totality of; every one of a class  
all the rice, all men are mortal     
b    (as pronoun; functioning as sing or pl)  
all of it is nice, all are welcome     
c    (in combination with a noun used as a modifier)  
an all-ticket match, an all-amateur tournament, an all-night sitting     
2    the greatest possible  
in all earnestness     
3    any whatever  
to lose all hope of recovery, beyond all doubt     
4    above all   most of all; especially  
5    after all             See       after       11  
6    all along   all the time  
7    all but   almost; nearly  
all but dead     
8    all of   no less or smaller than  
she's all of thirteen years     
9    all over  
a    finished; at an end  
the affair is all over between us     
b    over the whole area (of something); everywhere (in, on, etc.)  
all over England     
c      (Also (Irish))    all out   typically; representatively (in the phrase that's me (you, him, us, them, etc.) all over)  
d    unduly effusive towards  
e      (Sport)   in a dominant position over  
10       See       all in  
11    all in all  
a    everything considered  
all in all, it was a great success     
b    the object of one's attention or interest  
you are my all in all     
12    all that     (Also)    that   usually used with a negative  
Informal   (intensifier)  
she's not all that intelligent     
13    all the   foll by a comparative adjective or adverb   so much (more or less) than otherwise  
we must work all the faster now     
14    all too   definitely but regrettably  
it's all too true     
15    and all     (Brit)  
informal   as well; too  
and you can take that smile off your face and all     
16    and all that  
Informal  
a    and similar or associated things; et cetera  
coffee, tea, and all that will be served in the garden     
b    used as a filler or to make what precedes more vague: in this sense, it often occurs with concessive force  
she was sweet and pretty and all that, but I still didn't like her     
c       See       that       4  
17    as all that   as one might expect or hope  
she's not as pretty as all that, but she has personality     
18    at all  
a    used with a negative or in a question   in any way whatsoever or to any extent or degree  
I didn't know that at all     
b    even so; anyway  
I'm surprised you came at all     
19    be all for  
Informal   to be strongly in favour of  
20    for all  
a    in so far as; to the extent that  
for all anyone knows, he was a baron     
b    notwithstanding  
for all my pushing, I still couldn't move it     
21    for all that   in spite of that  
he was a nice man for all that     
22    in all   altogether  
there were five of them in all     
      adv  
23    (in scores of games) apiece; each  
the score at half time was three all     
      n  
24    preceded by: my, your, his, etc.   (one's) complete effort or interest  
to give your all, you are my all     
25    totality or whole,   (Related prefixes)        pan-       panto-  
     (Old English eall; related to Old High German al, Old Norse allr, Gothic alls all)  

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after  
      prep  
1    following in time; in succession to  
after dinner, time after time     
2    following; behind  
they entered one after another     
3    in pursuit or search of  
chasing after a thief, he's only after money     
4    concerning  
to inquire after his health     
5    considering  
after what you have done, you shouldn't complain     
6    next in excellence or importance to  
he ranked Jonson after Shakespeare     
7    in imitation of; in the manner of  
a statue after classical models     
8    in accordance with or in conformity to  
a man after her own heart     
9    with a name derived from  
Mary was named after her grandmother     
10      (U.S)   past (the hour of)  
twenty after three     
11    after all  
a    in spite of everything  
it's only a game, after all     
b    in spite of expectations, efforts, etc.  
he won the race after all!     
12    after you   please go, enter, etc., before me  
      adv  
13    at a later time; afterwards  
14    coming afterwards; in pursuit  
15      (Nautical)   further aft; sternwards  
      conj  
16    subordinating   at a time later than that at which  
he came after I had left     
      adj  
17      (Nautical)   further aft  
the after cabin     
     (Old English æfter; related to Old Norse aptr back, eptir after, Old High German aftar)  


after-ripening  
      n     (Botany)   the period of internal change that is necessary in some apparently mature seeds before germination can occur  
ask after   ,   (Scot.)   ask for  
      vb   prep   to make inquiries about the health of (someone)  
he asked after her mother     
fore-and-after  
      n     (Nautical)  
1    any vessel with a fore-and-aft rig  
2    a double-ended vessel  
look after  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to take care of; be responsible for  
she looked after the child while I was out     
2    to follow with the eyes  
he looked after the girl thoughtfully     
make after  
      vb   intr, prep  
Archaic   to set off in pursuit of; chase  
morning-after pill  
      n   an oral contraceptive that is effective if taken some hours after intercourse  
point after  
      n     (American football)   a score given for a successful kick between the goalposts and above the crossbar, following a touchdown  
run after  
      vb   intr, prep  
Informal  
1    to pursue (a member of the opposite sex) with persistent attention  
2    to pursue (anything) persistently  
3    to care for in an excessively attentive or servile way  
she runs after her three grown sons as if they were babies     
sought-after  
      adj   in demand; wanted  
take after  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to resemble in appearance, character, behaviour, etc.  
2    to follow as an example  

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after

  
  
afterwards, behind, below, following, later, subsequently, succeeding, thereafter  
  
Antonyms     
   before, earlier, in advance, in front, previously, prior to, sooner  


look after     
attend to, care for, guard, keep an eye on, mind, nurse, protect, sit with, supervise, take care of, take charge of, tend, watch  
run after     
chase, follow, give chase, pursue  
sought-after     
coveted, desirable, enviable, in demand, like gold dust, longed-for, to-die-for, wanted  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
after woman delivery phase
Latin, Medical
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
adj.
liked best of all
[US] Example Sentence: Reverso is my newest favorite online dictionary so I have shared it with my EAL students in the high school.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
adj.
all right; runing smoothly
[Slang];[UK] Everything is tickety-boo with building our new house; soon we will move in.
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
v.
raise a price after agreeing on a lower one
Common real estate term but 'of uncertain origin'. However WW1 Australian soldier's diary records: "Huge rubber gun gazumps were falling all over the town [Watten]..." A weapon?
n.
After gay bum sex, a 'Denby' is a small piece of poo left on the cock, from an unclean anus.
[US];[UK] Jeff looked down and felt himself almost puke after withdrawing from his partners ass, he spotted a big brown Denby left on his small cock.
n.
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
n.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
n.
result of a legal proceeding (American); considered conclusion after thoughtful analysis
Judgement is a stronger word than opinion.
n.
is the recreation of any entity after its death or destruction
video gaming
n.
stepmother is the woman who has married their father after the death or divorce of their mother.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
internet site allowing to view TV programs after their broadcast allowing targeted advertisement. Requires high-speed internet connexion
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
o.
taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
n.
the end of an user’s Internet activity after his or her physical death
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
[Tech.]
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
n.
what remains of someone's life in cyber space after his or her death
[Tech.]
n.
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[Psych.]
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
A document that facilitates the distribution of online wealth and digital assets after user death.
[Tech.]
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