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I'm using the afterlife as a backdrop against which to explore the joys and complexities of being human - it turns out that it's a great lens with which to understand what matters to us.
David Eagleman

Meaning of "afterlife" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AFTERLIFE

afterlife  [ˈɑːftəˌlaɪf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AFTERLIFE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Afterlife is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AFTERLIFE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

afterlife

Afterlife

In philosophy, religion, mythology, and fiction, the afterlife is the concept of a realm, or the realm itself, in which an essential part of an individual's identity or consciousness continues to exist after the death of the body in the individual's lifetime. According to various ideas of the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul, of an individual, which carries with it and confers personal identity. Belief in an afterlife, which may be naturalistic or supernatural, is in contrast to the belief in oblivion after death. In some popular views, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm, and in other popular views, the individual may be reborn into this world and begin the life cycle over again, likely with no memory of what they have done in the past. In this latter view, such rebirths and deaths may take place over and over again continuously until the individual gains entry to a spiritual realm or Otherworld. Major views on the afterlife derive from religion, esotericism and metaphysics.

Definition of afterlife in the English dictionary

The definition of afterlife in the dictionary is life after death or at a later time in a person's lifetime.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AFTERLIFE


birdlife
ˈbɜːdlaɪf
folklife
ˈfəʊkˌlaɪf
highlife
ˈhaɪˌlaɪf
life
laɪf
long-life
ˈlɒŋlaɪf
lowlife
ˈləʊˌlaɪf
midlife
ˈmɪdˌlaɪf
nightlife
ˈnaɪtˌlaɪf
real-life
ˌriːlˈlaɪf
short-life
ˌʃɔːtˈlaɪf
still-life
stɪl laɪf
wildlife
ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AFTERLIFE

aftereffect
aftereye
aftergame
afterglow
aftergrass
aftergrowth
afterguard
afterheat
afterimage
afterings
aftermarket
aftermath
aftermost
afternoon
afternoon performance
afternoon session
afternoon tea
afternoons
afterpain
afterpains

WORDS THAT END LIKE AFTERLIFE

a dog´s life
come to life
daily life
family life
for dear life
go for your life
half-life
home life
love life
not on your life
quality of life
real life
school life
sex life
shelf life
social life
still life
to the life
tree of life
way of life

Synonyms and antonyms of afterlife in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AFTERLIFE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «afterlife» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of afterlife

Translation of «afterlife» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AFTERLIFE

Find out the translation of afterlife to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of afterlife from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «afterlife» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

来世
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

otra vida
570 millions of speakers

English

afterlife
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुनर्जन्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الآخرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

загробная жизнь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vida após a morte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভবিষ্যৎ জীবন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vie après la mort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Akhirat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leben nach dem Tode
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死後の世界
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Akhirat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiếp sau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயிர் பிரிந்தபின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नंतरचे जीवन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öbür dünya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vita dell´aldilà
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

życie po śmierci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

загробне життя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

viata de dupa moarte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μετά θάνατον ζωή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hiernamaals
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

livet efter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

livet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of afterlife

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AFTERLIFE»

The term «afterlife» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.453 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AFTERLIFE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about afterlife

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10 QUOTES WITH «AFTERLIFE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word afterlife.
1
Isaac Asimov
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
2
Dan Aykroyd
Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn't matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife.
3
Abu Bakar Bashir
Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
4
Jarvis Cocker
I would like to believe in an afterlife; it makes things more palatable. But I'm not banking on it.
5
Lily Cole
I don't believe there's an afterlife - but I don't believe there's an end to life. Consciousness goes beyond the bounds of your body.
6
Noel Coward
We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?
7
Hilary Duff
I have always been interested in the paranormal and afterlife, everything from ghosts to angels. I think that everyone has that curiosity of the great unknown.
8
David Eagleman
I'm using the afterlife as a backdrop against which to explore the joys and complexities of being human - it turns out that it's a great lens with which to understand what matters to us.
9
David Eagleman
We don't really understand most of what's happening in the cosmos. Is there any afterlife? Who knows.
10
John Edward
My view of the afterlife is that it's made of different levels, depending on how spiritual a life we live.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AFTERLIFE»

Discover the use of afterlife in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to afterlife and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
He woke certain of the infinite reach of the soul, he was certain of a life beyond death. In this astonishing book, Dr Alexander shares his experience, pieced together from the notes he made as soon as he was able to write again.
Eben Alexander, 2012
2
Afterlife: An Evernight Novel
Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas .
Claudia Gray, 2011
3
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother ...
Billy's ongoing after-death communications take his sister on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death --
Annie Kagan, 2013
4
Afterlife: Uncovering the Secrets of Life After Death: ...
Psychic intuitive and broadcaster Barry Eaton answers all the questions people have on life after death. Filled with amazing stories and firsthand accounts, including Barry's own remarkable experiences.
Barry Eaton, 2011
5
Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences
The people whose stories are captured in the database span all age groups, races, and religious affiliations and come from all over the world, yet the similarities in their stories are as awe-inspiring as they are revealing.
Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry, 2010
6
Your Digital Afterlife: When Facebook, Flickr and Twitter ...
This book does just that, putting our digital lives and afterlives into sharp focus. Fascinating.” — David Eagleman, neuroscientist and author
Evan Carroll, John Romano, 2010
7
The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife
This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs.
Erik Hornung, 1999
8
Afterlife: Post-Mortem Judgments in Ancient Egypt and ...
In the earliest periods, the afterlife texts appear to be concerned only with the elite: the king in Egypt's Pyramid Texts and the heroes in Homeric Greece.
Gary A. Stilwell, 2005
9
The Afterlife
Chuy, a senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance.
Gary Soto, 2003
10
Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly ...
John H. Taylor, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AFTERLIFE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term afterlife is used in the context of the following news items.
1
In Alhambra, Asian hipsters, afterlife essentials and car-hood art
At Noodle World on Valley Boulevard, Daniela Gerson slid into a booth, ordered cold Vietnamese noodles and talked to the California section's ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
True Detective season 2, episode 3: A huge letdown leads an …
And how appropriate would it be for True Detective's afterlife to be a dive bar? Bathed in glorious blues, with the redder lighting of the bar ... «Vox, Jul 15»
3
7 July London bombings: The invisible victims
"I thought I was dead, and it was some kind of afterlife. From the sounds, I imagined it was people clawing, trying to get help, trying to pull ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
The Immortal/Mark Simpson review – a blazingly original oratorio
... establish a scientific basis for the afterlife was motivated by the hope of being reunited with his first love, who had killed herself by drowning. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs
The catacombs, at a site called Saqqara, are dedicated to Anubis, the jackal-headed god of the afterlife. Archaeologist and Egyptologist Salima ... «WBAA, Jul 15»
6
Seven Seas Licenses "Angel Beats!: Heaven's Door" Manga
Comedy, action, cute girls, and even some interesting thoughts on the afterlife – we think Heaven's Door will be a great title for both new and ... «Crunchyroll News, Jul 15»
7
Bierzerkers - Unreal Engine 4 Multiplayer Combat Set in the Viking …
Ever wonder what goes on in the viking afterlife? Drinking and fighting of course. Bierzerkers invites you to experience all the Brewhalla ... «WCCFtech, Jul 15»
8
King of All Media: Larry King's Internet Afterlife
Larry King has looked like a retiree for at least three decades — like the snappiest dresser at a Boca Raton assisted-living facility — but he only ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
Stay Tuned: Taking on the afterlife in 'Proof'
What if the afterlife was fact and not belief? Would the world change if everyone knew that reward and punishment after death was a certainty? «Victorville Daily Press, Jun 15»
10
What Will PopPop and Memaw Say To You in the Afterlife
Have you ever wondered about the afterlife and re-connecting with your dead relatives? Of course they wouldn't be "dead" just afterlifing much ... «ChicagoNow, Jun 15»

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