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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.
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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
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(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)
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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.
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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"
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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.
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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?
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(= 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
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(= 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
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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
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a., sup. de late, último;
at the ___a más tardar;
the ___ drug on the marketel medicamento más reciente en el mercado.
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Ismene tells him of the latest oracle and interprets to him its purport, that some day the Theban invaders of Athens will be routed in a battle near the grave of Oedipus.
Martin got two tumblers, and fell to reading the book of verse, Henry Vaughn Marlow's latest collection.
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The old count had money enough that year, as all his estates had been remortgaged, and so Nicholas, acquiring a trotter of his own, very stylish riding breeches of the latest cut, such as no one else yet had in Moscow, and boots of the latest fashion, with extremely pointed toes and small silver spurs, passed his time very gaily.
A notorious spender, his latest pile was already on the fair road to follow the previous six.
She had taken it for granted that next day at the latest he would resume the offer of his hand, heart, and automobiles.
she mustn't waken before seven at the latest," I said to myself, holding my breath and starting in terror at every noise.
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Imagination has been verified by fact; the King Solomon's Mines I dreamed of have been discovered, and are putting out their gold once more, and, according to the latest reports, their diamonds also; the Kukuanas or, rather, the Matabele, have been tamed by the white man's bullets, but still there seem to be many who find pleasure in these simple pages.
When we had done discussing the merits of the latest book, it was natural to wonder how many copies had been sold, what advance the author had received, and how much he was likely to make out of it.