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Definitions of late

  1. Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; lately deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Latest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Lateness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Later. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. After delay; as, to arrive late; after the usual time; as, to get up late; of late, recently; as, I have not seen you of late. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. After or beyond the usual time; recently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. After the usual time; not long ago; lately; far in the night, day, week, or other particular period. Of late, in time not long past. Too late, not in due time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. After the usual time; in time not long past. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (linguistics) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. having died recently; "her late husband" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. Not long ago; lately. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; - opposed to early. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Coming after the usual time; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring; far on toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; recent; as, a late occurrence; formerly in office; as, the late secretary of state; recently dead; as, the late Mr. Brown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. (comp. LATER; superl. LATEST), Slow, tardy: behindhand: coming after the expected time: long delayed: far advanced towards the close: last in any place or character: deceased: departed: out of office: not long past. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. LATE, LATELY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Coming after due time; far advanced; deceased; out of office, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Lato. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Coming after time; tardy; recent; deceased. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Coming after the usual time; slow; tardy; long-delayed; far-advanced; existing not long ago, but not now; departed or deceased; not long past; recent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Coming after the usual time; tardy; long-delayed; deceased; departed; far in the day or night. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for late

  1. I am going up now; it is very late – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  2. It's a little late for that, I'm afraid. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
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