ETYM AS. aefter after, behind; akin to Goth. aftaro, aftra, backwards, Icel. aptr, Swed. and Dan. efter, Old High Germ. aftar behind, Dutch and LG. achter, Greek apotero further off. Related to Of; cf. Aft.
Located farther aft.
1. Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
2. Behind or in the rear.
Located in or toward the back or rear; the chair's rear leg; SYN. rearward.
Behind; toward the stern from
Toward or at the stern; aft
Toward or at the stern of a ship; further aft.
To the rear of; specifically; toward the stern from.
1. In or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of — used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer; following in order.
2 — used as a function word to indicate backwardness, delay, or deficiency.
3. In the background of; out of the mind or consideration of; beyond in depth or time.
4. In support of; on the side of; with the support of.
At, near, or toward the rear; backward