TIME/EVENT › when a time or event has happened: We went swimming after lunch. I'm seeing her the day after tomorrow. Let's get the shopping. After that, we can have coffee.
LIST › following in order: H comes after G in the alphabet.
TIME US (UK/US past) › used to say how many minutes past the hour it is: It's five after three.
BECAUSE OF › because of something that happened: I'll never trust her again after what she did to me.
DESPITE › despite: I can't believe he was so unpleasant after you gave him so much help.
FOLLOW › following someone or something: We ran after him, but he escaped.
after 5 minutes/2 weeks, etc › when five minutes, two weeks, etc have passed: The bus arrived after twenty minutes.
day after day/year after year, etc › continuing for a long time, or happening many times: I'm bored with going to school day after day.
NAMED FOR › used when giving someone or something the same name as another person or thing: It was called the Biko building, after the famous South African.
after all › used to say that something happened or was true although you did not expect it to happen or be true: Helen couldn't come to the party after all. › used to add information that shows that what you have just said is true: You can't expect to be perfect - after all, it was only your first lesson.
be after sth informal › to be trying to get something: What type of job are you after?
be after sb informal › to be looking for someone: The police are after him.