Definition of Afters in English :

Define Afters in English

Afters meaning in English

Meaning of Afters in English

Pronunciation of Afters in English

Afters pronunciation in English

Pronounce Afters in English


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1. afters, dessert, sweet

a dish served as the last course of a meal

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun (functioning as singular or plural) British
1. informal
dessert; sweet
2. slang
a confrontation or physical violence between football players immediately after they have been involved in a challenge for the ball

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a. Behind in place or order: Z comes after Y in the alphabet.
b. Next to or lower than in order or importance.
2. In quest or pursuit of: seek after fame; go after big money.
3. Concerning: asked after you.
4. Subsequent in time to; at a later time than: come after dinner.
5. Subsequent to and because of or regardless of: They are still friends after all their differences.
6. Following continually: year after year.
7. In the style of or in imitation of: satires after Horace.
8. With the same or close to the same name as; in honor or commemoration of: named after her mother.
9. According to the nature or desires of; in conformity to: a tenor after my own heart.
10. Past the hour of: five minutes after three.
11. Irish Used with a present participle to indicate action that has just been completed: "Sure I'm after seeing him not five minutes ago" (James Joyce).
1. Behind; in the rear.
2. At a later or subsequent time; afterward: three hours after; departed shortly after.
1. Subsequent in time or place; later; following: in after years.
2. Located near the stern of a vessel or the rear or an aircraft or spacecraft.
Following or subsequent to the time that: I saw them after I arrived.
1. Afternoon.
2. afters Chiefly British Dessert.

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