Definition of afterwards adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɑːftəwədz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæftərwərdz//
(especially British English) (usually North American English afterward)
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at a later time; after an event that has already been mentioned Afterwards she was sorry for what she'd said. Let's go out now and eat afterwards. Shortly afterwards he met her again. Word OriginOld English æftewearde, from æftan ‘aft’ + -wards (see -ward), influenced by after.