4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Late \Late\ (l[=a]t), adjective [Compar. {Later} (l[=a]t"[~e]r), or {latter} (l[a^]t"t[~e]r); superl. {Latest} (l[=a]t"[e^]st) or {Last} (l[.a]st).] [OE. lat slow, slack, AS. l[ae]t; akin to OS. lat, D. laat late, G. lass weary, lazy, slack, Icel. latr, Sw. lat, Dan. lad, Goth. lats, and to E. let, v. See {Let} to permit, and cf. {Alas}, {Lassitude}.]

1. Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.

2. Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.

3. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; recently deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.

4. Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.

5. Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Later \La"ter\, noun; pl. {Lateres}. [L.] A brick or tile. --Knight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Later \Lat"er\, adjective Compar. of {Late}, adjective & adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that" [syn: {subsequently}, {later}, {afterwards}, {afterward}, {after}, {later on}]

2: at some eventual time in the future; "By and by he'll understand"; "I'll see you later" [syn: {by and by}, {later}]

3: comparative of the adverb 'late'; "he stayed later than you did"


1: coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to" [syn: {later(a)}, {ulterior}, {posterior}]

2: at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child" [syn: {late}, {later(a)}] [ant: {early}]

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