(Aft"er-glow) n. A glow of refulgence in the western sky after sunset.
(Aft"er*grass`) n. The grass that grows after the first crop has been mown; aftermath.
(Aft"er*growth`) n. A second growth or crop, or (metaphorically) development. J. S. Mill.
(Aft"er*guard`) n. (Naut.) The seaman or seamen stationed on the poop or after part of the
ship, to attend the after-sails. Totten.
(Aft"er-im`age) n. The impression of a vivid sensation retained by the retina of the eye after
the cause has been removed; also extended to impressions left of tones, smells, etc.
(Aft"er*ings) n. pl. The last milk drawn in milking; strokings. [Obs.] Grose.
(Aft"er*math) n. [After + math. See Math.] A second moving; the grass which grows after
the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen. Holland.
(Aft"er-men`tioned) a. Mentioned afterwards; as, persons after-mentioned
(Aft"er*most) a. superl. [OE. eftemest, AS. æftemest,akin to Gothic aftumist and aftuma, the
last, orig. a superlative of of, with the superlative endings -te, -me, -st.]
1. Hindmost; opposed to foremost.
2. (Naut.) Nearest the stern; most aft.
(Aft"er*noon") n. The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.
(Aft"er-note`) n. (Mus.) One of the small notes occur on the unaccented parts of the measure,
taking their time from the preceding note.
(Aft"er*pains`) n. pl. (Med.) The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth.
1. A piece performed after a play, usually a farce or other small entertainment.
2. (Naut.) The heel of a rudder.
(Aft"er-sails`) n. pl. (Naut.) The sails on the mizzenmast, or on the stays between the
mainmast and mizzenmast. Totten.
(Aft"er*shaft`) n. (Zoöl.) The hypoptilum.
(Aft"er*taste`) n. A taste which remains in the mouth after eating or drinking.
(Aft"er*thought`) n. Reflection after an act; later or subsequent thought or expedient.
(Aft"er*wards Aft"er*ward) adv. [AS. æfteweard, a., behind. See Aft, and -ward The final s
in afterwards is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending.] At a later or succeeding time.
(Aft"er*wise`) a. Wise after the event; wise or knowing, when it is too late.
(Aft"er-wit`) n. Wisdom or perception that comes after it can be of use. "After-wit comes too
late when the mischief is done." L'Estrange.
(Aft"er-wit`ted) a. Characterized by after-wit; slow-witted. Tyndale.