Share this entry

afterlife Syllabification: af·ter·life
Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌlīf/

Definition of afterlife in English:


[usually in singular]
1(In some religions) life after death: most Christians believe in an afterlife
More example sentences
  • He did not believe in the afterlife and considered death as the final phase of all souls, fools as well as the wise.
  • Beliefs concerning the afterlife depend on the religion of the individual.
  • Beliefs about death and the afterlife correspond to the doctrines of the major religions.
life after death, the next world, the hereafter, the afterworld, eternity, kingdom come;
2Later life: they spent much of their afterlife trying to forget the fire
More example sentences
  • Sidhe never regretted doing it, even if her afterlife had not been as wonderful as she had hoped.

Words that rhyme with afterlife

nightlife • lowlife

Definition of afterlife in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly