Definition for AFT'ER

AFT'ER, prep.

  1. Behind in place; as, men placed in a line one after another.
  2. Later in time; as, after supper. This word often precedes a sentence, as a governing preposition. After I have arisen, I will go before you into Galilee. – Matth. xxvi.
  3. In pursuit of, that is, moving behind, following; in search of. After whom is the king of Israel come out. – 1 Sam. xxiv. Ye shall not go after other Gods. – Deut. vi.
  4. In imitation of; as, to make a thing after a model.
  5. According to; as, consider a thing after its intrinsic value. – Bacon.
  6. According to the direction and influence of. To walk after the flesh; to live after the flesh. – Rom. viii. To judge after the sight of the eye. – Is. xi. To inquire after, is to seek by asking; to ask concerning. To follow after, in Scripture, is to pursue, or imitate; to serve, or worship.

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