'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.
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? 1Sam. 24.
Ye shall not go after other Gods. Deut. 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. Rom. 8.
To judge after the sight of the eye. Is. 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.
Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at http://www.swordsearcher.com.