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

  

afterwards

 adverb
adverb
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 Origin Old English æftewearde, from æftan ‘aft’ + -wards (see -ward), influenced by after.