Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Immediately following this in time, order, or place; after this.
  • adv. In a future time or state: hope to win salvation hereafter.
  • n. The afterlife: belief in a hereafter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In time to come; in some future time or state.
  • adv. From now on
  • n. A future existence or state.
  • n. Existence after death.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In time to come; in some future time or state.
  • n. A future existence or state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • After this time; in time to come; in some future time or state.
  • That is to be; future.
  • n. A future state; the future.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a subsequent part of this document or statement or matter etc.
  • adv. in a future life or state
  • n. the time yet to come
  • adv. following this in time or order or place; after this
  • n. life after death

Etymologies

Old English hræfter. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If the hereafter is anything like its filmic namesake, then it will turn out to be glacially slow, eternally boring, and pointless, with seemingly random plot lines aimlessly wandering about the ethereal landscape.

    Michael Shermer: The Eternally Boring Hereafter

  • Indeed that refusal, which removes any political legitimacy from the Treaty and from any further act of integration hereafter, is likely further to poison our relationship with the EU as any government trying to propel us into such integration will lack the authority of and consent of the British people so to do.

    Archive 2008-03-23

  • The choice hereafter is more nearly up to us as individuals than it has ever been before, which is to say that our responsibilities have never been greater.

    Obscenity, Censorship, and the First Amendment

  • The snowball effect for all industries and products hereafter is yet to come.

    Dell learns a lesson « BuzzMachine

  • At any rate, the choice hereafter is more nearly up to us as individuals than it has ever been before, which is to say that our responsibilities have never been greater.

    The Obscenity Business

  • I suggest, therefore, as a guiding principle of American foreign policy, that we abstain hereafter from military intervention in the internal affairs of other countries under any circumstances short of a clear and certain danger to our own national security, and that we adhere to this principle whether others, including the Russians and the Chinese, do so or not.

    The New Look in U.S. Policy

  • For that loose ribaldry I shall have a word hereafter, if the jury desire to hear it.

    Mosaics of Grecian History

  • Virginia under the terms hereafter provided, to-wit.

    Board of Visitors minutes

  • I propose, therefore, to give my name hereafter only to such askers as can furnish me proof by intelligent comment upon it that they have read some book of mine.

    Personality Letters

  • Your lies and calumnies about my political life I will examine forthwith; for that loose ribaldry I shall have a word hereafter, if the jury desire to hear it.

    III. On the Crown

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