(US also afterward /-wəd/)
- At a later or future time: the offender was arrested shortly afterwardsMore example sentences
- Shortly afterwards two men approached the wire gate but left a few seconds later.
- Then she heard a cracking noise and shortly afterwards the smoke detector sounded.
- He showed no concern or remorse but one witness saw him smiling shortly afterwards.
Old English æftewearde, from æftan 'aft' + -wards, influenced by after.