Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Taking place immediately following school classes.
  • adjective Of or being a program designed to provide care for and educational enhancement to children in the hours immediately following school classes.
  • noun An afterschool program.

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  • adjective Taking place immediately after school classes.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a program intended to care for and educate children in the time immediately after school classes.

Etymologies

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after +‎ school

Examples

  • We keep our kids involved in afterschool activities year round.

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  • Students in afterschool programs are more likely to come to school, stay in school and graduate.

    Afterschool programs in funding jeopardy

  • Eventually, after quite a bit of thought, I understood how every single person entered the picture -- except for Tanya, the child Kowalski is castigating above for her nerdy taste in afterschool fun.

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  • "Exactly how the daughter who shares my genes has your nerdy taste in afterschool fun, but the daughter who shares your genes is the one with great taste in clothes --"

    June 7th, 2007

  • It’s important to take this day to celebrate the wonderful things happening in afterschool programs across the country.

    Afterschool programs in funding jeopardy

  • The primetime for teens to be engaged in all risky behavior between 3-7pm afterschool, which is when parents are not at home.

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  • The primetime for teens to be engaged in all risky behavior between 3-7pm afterschool, which is when parents are not at home.

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  • - Increases funding by more than $1 billion for other food assistance, such as afterschool meals, food for the homeless and hungry and Meals on Wheels.

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  • An afterschool special in 1974 included such skits as "Boy Meets Girl," in which two identically dressed infant puppets (the distinctive voice of one being Mel Brooks) try to figure out their respective sexes:

    Tove Hermanson: Age and Gender Appropriate Fashion

  • An afterschool special in 1974 included such skits as "Boy Meets Girl," in which two identically dressed infant puppets (the distinctive voice of one being Mel Brooks) try to figure out their respective sexes:

    Tove Hermanson: Age and Gender Appropriate Fashion

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