- The definition of subsequent is happening or coming after something or someone else.
An example of subsequent is heavy winds that come after a hurricane has left an area.
subsequent definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin subsequens, present participle of subsequi, to follow close after: see sub- and amp; sequent
- subsequently adverb
subsequent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin subsequēns, subsequent-, present participle of subsequī, to follow close after : sub-, close after; see sub- + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
- subˈse·quentˌly adverb
- subˈse·quentˌness noun
subsequent - Phrases/Idioms