occurring, engaged in, or operating after the normal or legal closing time for business:
an after-hours drinking club.
After normal working hours, after closing time; also, after legal or established opening hours. For example, I haven’t time while the shop is open, but I can see you after hours, or The restaurant employees sometimes stayed for a meal after hours. This term originally referred to laws governing business hours. It also gave rise to the termafter-hours club, for a drinking club that remained open later than similar establishments. [ Mid-1800s ]
a visual image or other sense impression that persists after the stimulus that caused it is no longer operative. noun a sustained or renewed sensation, esp visual, after the original stimulus has ceased Also called aftersensation, photogene afterimage af·ter·im·age (āf’tər-ĭm’ĭj) n. A visual image that persists after the visual stimulus causing it has ceased to […]
Also called future life. life after death. the later part of a person’s life: the remarkably productive afterlife of Thomas Jefferson. Contemporary Examples No pharaoh went off to the afterlife better equipped than he does. Remembering William F. Buckley, a Year Later Christopher Buckley February 21, 2009 She is the author of “Heaven: Our Enduring […]
the visible in the sky sunset; afterglow. a view of past events; retrospect. Historical Examples Alppain had set, but the whole northern sky was plunged into the minor key by its afterlight. A Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay But it was evening now and the valley beneath us was brimmed up with the glow of […]
the for replacement parts, accessories, and equipment for the care or enhancement of the original product, especially an automobile, its sale to the consumer: The company holds a large share in the automotive radio aftermarket. any additional created by a product the primary : Television is the perfect aftermarket for old movies. Stock Exchange. . […]
- After mast
the aftermost mast of a sailing vessel.