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Superlative of late.
Something that is the most recent or current of its kind: the latest in electronic gadgetry.
at the latest
No later than: Have it done by Tuesday at the latest.


adj, adv
the superlative of late
most recent, modern, or new: the latest fashions.
1. at the latest no later than the time specified
2. the latest informal the most recent fashion or development


(ˈleɪ tɪst)

adj., adv. a superl. of late with later as compar.
1. most recent; current: latest fashions.
2. last.
3. the latest, the most recent news, development, disclosure, etc.
at the latest, not any later than (a specified time)



You use latest or last to talk about one of a series of events which is continuing to happen, or one of a series of things which someone is continuing to have or produce.

1. events

If one of a series of events is happening now or has just happened, you refer to it as the latest one.

The latest closure marks yet another chapter in the history of Gebeit.

You refer to the event before the latest one as the last one. If no event of the kind you are talking about has happened recently, you refer to the most recent one as the last one.

...the weeds that had grown since the last harvest.
2. things you have or produce

If someone keeps having or producing a series of things, you refer to the one they have now or the one they have produced most recently as their latest one.

...her latest boyfriend.
...her latest book.

You refer to the one before their latest one as their last one. If they have not had or produced one recently, you refer to their most recent one as their last one.

Loach has not been idle since Family Life, his last film for the cinema.

You can talk about more than one thing in this way by putting last in front of a number. For example, you can talk about 'his last three books'.

Her last two pictures have been disasters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.latest - the most recent news or development; "have you heard the latest?"
news, tidings, word, intelligence - information about recent and important events; "they awaited news of the outcome"
Adj.1.latest - up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date; "the news is up-to-the-minute"; "the very latest scientific discoveries"
current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"
2.latest - in the current fashion or stylelatest - in the current fashion or style  
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"


adjective up-to-date, current, fresh, newest, the new, happening (informal), modern, most recent, up-to-the-minute Latest reports say another five people have been killed.


A. SUPERL of late ADJ
1. (= last) [flight, train, bus] → último
the latest (possible) datela fecha límite
the latest possible momentel último momento
the latest (possible) timelo más tarde
2. (= most recent) [figures, boyfriend, book] → último, más reciente
the latest in a series ofel último or el más reciente en una serie de
the latest fashionla última moda
it's the latest modeles el último modelo
the latest newslas últimas noticias
B. N the latest
1. (= news) have you heard the latest?¿te has enterado de la última noticia?
for the latest on where to go and what to dopara la información más actualizada acerca de dónde ir y qué hacer ...
have you heard his latest? he broke his leg jumping off a wall¿has oído la última que ha hecho? se rompió una pierna saltando de un muro
2. (= most modern type) it's the latest in food processorses lo último en robots de cocina
3. (= last possible time) → lo más tarde
the latest he can see you is Thursdaylo más tarde que puede verte es el jueves
at the (very) latestcomo muy tarde
it has to be here by Friday at the (very) latesttiene que estar aquí el viernes como muy tarde
4. (= boyfriend, girlfriend) have you seen her latest?¿has visto a su último ligue?


(= most recent) → dernier/ière
their latest album → leur dernier album
the latest news → les dernières nouvelles
(= most up-to-date) → dernier/ière
at the latest → au plus tard
by 10 o'clock at the latest → à dix heures au plus tardlate trading n (STOCK EXCHANGE)trading m après clôture, late trading m


(= most recent) fashion, versionneu(e)ste(r, s); (= most modern) technologymodernste(r, s); the latest newsdas Neu(e)ste; the latest attempt to rescue themder jüngste Versuch, sie zu retten; the latest thing (esp US inf) → der letzte Schrei (inf)
späteste(r, s); what is the latest date you can come?wann kannst du spätestens kommen?; the latest possible momentder letztmögliche or allerletzte Augenblick
peopleletzte(r, s); the latest men to resigndie Letzten, die zurückgetreten sind
advam spätesten; he came latester kam zuletzt or als Letzter
he was the latest to arriveer kam als Letzter; the latest in a series of attacksder jüngste in einer Reihe von Anschlägen; what’s the latest (about John)?was gibts Neues (über John)?; wait till you hear the latest!warte, bis du das Neueste gehört hast!; have you seen John’s latest? (= girl)hast du Johns Neu(e)ste schon gesehen?; have you heard John’s latest? (= joke)hast du Johns Neuesten schon gehört?; it’s the latest in computer games/in technologyes ist das neueste Computerspiel/die neueste Technik
at the (very) latestspätestens


1. adj (late (superl of)) (gen) → ultimo/a, più recente
her latest exhibition → la sua ultima mostra
the latest news → le ultime notizie
2. n
a. (fam) (most recent) → ultima novità
the latest in skin care → l'ultima novità nel campo della cosmesi
have you heard the latest? (news) → hai sentito l'ultima?
b. at the latestal più tardi
it'll arrive tomorrow at the latest → arriverà al più tardi domani


a., sup. de late, último;
at the ___a más tardar;
the ___ drug on the marketel medicamento más reciente en el mercado.
References in classic literature ?
Marshall Field's man, Anson Kirkpatrick, played the piano and sang all the latest sentimental songs.
The deepest sounds of the retiring and invisible column had ceased to be borne on the breeze to the listeners, and the latest straggler had already disappeared in pursuit; but there still remained the signs of another departure, before a log cabin of unusual size and accommodations, in front of which those sentinels paced their rounds, who were known to guard the person of the English general.
Clergymen, judges, statesmen,--the wisest, calmest, holiest persons of their day stood in the inner circle round about the gallows, loudest to applaud the work of blood, latest to confess themselves miserably deceived.
On the eleventh night after my latest encounter with that gentleman-- they were all numbered now--I had an alarm that perilously skirted it and that indeed, from the particular quality of its unexpectedness, proved quite my sharpest shock.
Hurrah, boys; now we'll have the latest news from the Feegees.
All these things are carefully avoided by the young, most of whom have learned to speak English and to affect the latest style of clothing.
In that far-off mystic land of gold, and gems, and spices, and waving palms, and wondrous flowers, and miraculous fertility, will awake new forms of art, new styles of splendor; and the negro race, no longer despised and trodden down, will, perhaps, show forth some of the latest and most magnificent revelations of human life.
There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both.
When we reflected that this was not a solitary phenomenon, never to happen again, but that it would happen forever and ever, an infinite number of evenings, and cheer and reassure the latest child that walked there, it was more glorious still.
I won their gratitude by buying out all the hogs at the lump sum of sixteen pennies, which was rather above latest quotations.
The truth is, these copies were so common, so universal, in the shops and everywhere, that they presently became as intolerable to the wearied eye as the latest popular melody usually becomes to the harassed ear.
Tom went to bed that night planning vengeance against Alfred Temple; for with shame and repentance Becky had told him all, not forgetting her own treachery; but even the longing for vengeance had to give way, soon, to pleasanter musings, and he fell asleep at last with Becky's latest words lingering dreamily in his ear --