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adj. lat·er, lat·est
a. Coming, occurring, continuing, or remaining after the correct, usual, or expected time; delayed: a late breakfast; a late meeting. See Synonyms at tardy.
b. Occurring at an advanced hour, especially well into the evening or night: a late movie on television; the late flight to Denver.
2. Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage: the late 19th century; a later symptom of the disease.
a. Having begun or occurred just previous to the present time; recent: a late development.
b. Contemporary; up-to-date: the latest fashion.
a. Having recently occupied a position or place: the company's late president gave the address.
b. Dead, especially if only recently deceased: in memory of the late explorer. See Synonyms at dead.
adv. later, latest
1. After the expected, usual, or proper time: a train that arrived late; woke late and had to skip breakfast.
a. At or until an advanced hour: talked late into the evening.
b. At or into an advanced period or stage: a project undertaken late in her career.
3. Recently: As late as last week he was still in town.
of late
Recently; lately: was feeling better of late.

[Middle English, from Old English læt; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

late′ness n.
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Adv.1.of late - in the recent past; "he was in Paris recently"; "lately the rules have been enforced"; "as late as yesterday she was fine"; "feeling better of late"; "the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also"
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(leit) adjective
1. coming etc after the expected or usual time. The train is late tonight; I try to be punctual but I am always late.
2. far on in the day or night. late in the day; late at night; It was very late when I got to bed.
3. dead, especially recently. the late king.
4. recently, but no longer, holding an office or position. Mr Allan, the late chairman, made a speech.
1. after the expected or usual time. He arrived late for his interview.
2. far on in the day or night. They always go to bed late.
ˈlateness noun
ˈlately adverb
in the recent past or not long ago. Have you seen her lately?
later on
at a later time. He hasn't arrived yet but no doubt he'll be here later on.
of late
lately. He thought she had been less friendly of late.

later see latter.
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