Found 2 items, similar to After all.
English → English
Definition: after all
adv 1: emphasizes something to be considered; “after all, she is
your boss, so invite her”
; “he is, after all, our
2: in spite of expectations; “came to the party after all”
didn't rain after all”
English → English
Definition: After all
1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. “Shut
doors after you.”
2. Below in rank; next to in order. --Shak.
Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. --Dryden.
3. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three
days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was
interposed between it and the clause.
After I am risen again, I will go before you into
Galilee. --Matt. xxvi.
4. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you
have said, I shall be careful.
5. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our
advice, you took that course.
6. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in
Ye shall not go after other gods. --Deut. vi.
After whom is the king of Israel come out? --1 Sam.
7. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to;
as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to
thirst after righteousness.
8. In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of;
as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens;
the boy takes after his father.
or call after
, to name like and reference to.
Our eldest son was named George after his uncle.
9. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the
nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes.
--Isa. xi. 3.
They that are after the flesh do mind the things of
the flesh. --Rom. viii.
10. According to the direction and influence of; in
proportion to; befitting. [Archaic]
He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk
and currency, and not after their intrinsic value.
, when everything has been considered; upon the
(with the same noun preceding and following), as,
wave after wave, day after day, several or many (waves,
One after another
To be after
, to be in pursuit of in order to reach or get;
as, he is after money.
The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing;
everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole;
totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at
Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
All that thou seest is mine. --Gen. xxxi.
Note: All is used with of, like a partitive; as, all of a
thing, all of us.
, after considering everything to the contrary;
All in all
, a phrase which signifies all things to a
person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee,
Trust me not at all, or all in all. --Tennyson.
All in the wind
(Naut.), a phrase denoting that the sails
are parallel with the course of the wind, so as to shake.
, all counted; in all.
, and the rest; and everything connected. “Bring
our crown and all.”
(a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] “She is a
shrew at al(l).”
(b) A phrase much used by way of enforcement or emphasis,
usually in negative or interrogative sentences, and
signifying in any way or respect; in the least degree or
to the least extent; in the least; under any
circumstances; as, he has no ambition at all; has he any
property at all? “Nothing at all.”
--Shak. “If thy
father at all miss me.”
--1 Sam. xx. 6.
, everywhere. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Note: All is much used in composition to enlarge the meaning,
or add force to a word. In some instances, it is
completely incorporated into words, and its final
consonant is dropped, as in almighty, already, always:
but, in most instances, it is an adverb prefixed to
adjectives or participles, but usually with a hyphen,
as, all-bountiful, all-glorious, allimportant,
all-surrounding, etc. In others it is an adjective; as,
allpower, all-giver. Anciently many words, as, alabout,
alaground, etc., were compounded with all, which are
now written separately.