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'AFTER, a. The comparative degree of aft. But is some Teutonic dialects it is written with g.

1. In marine language, more aft, or towards the stern of the ship as, the after sails after hatchway.
2. In common language, later in time as, an after period of life.

In this sense, the word is often combined with the following noun as in afternoon.

'AFTER, 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. Math. 26.

3. In pursuit of, that is, moving behind, following in search of.

After whom is the king of Israel come out? 1 Samuel 24 .

Ye shall not go after other Gods. Deuteronomy 6 .

4. In imitation of as, to make a thing after a model.
5. According to as, consider a thing after its intrinsic value.
6. According to the direction and influence of.

To walk after the flesh to live after the flesh. Romans 8 .

To judge after the sight of the eye. Isaiah 11 .

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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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'After'. King James Dictionary.

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