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Definitions of late

  1. after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. later than usual or than expected; "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. (linguistics) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. having died recently; "her late husband" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Not long ago; lately. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; - opposed to early. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Lateness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Later. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Latest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. (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.
  27. LATE, LATELY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Coming after due time; far advanced; deceased; out of office, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Lato. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. Coming after time; tardy; recent; deceased. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. After or beyond the usual time; recently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Defunct: existing recently, but now dead. Pleasant v. State, 17 Ala. 190. Formerly ; recently; lately thelawdictionary.org
  37. After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; -- opposed to early. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. 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. dictgcide_fs
  39. After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; opposed to early. dictgcide_fs
  40. l[=a]t, adj. (comp. LAT'ER; superl. LAT'EST) 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--also adv.--adj. LAT'ED (Shak.), belated, being too late.--adv. LATE'LY.--n. LATE'NESS, state of being late.--adv. LAT'ER.--adj. LAT'ISH, somewhat late. [A.S. læt, slow; Dut. laat, Ice. latr, Ger. lass, weary; L. lassus, tired.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. (comp. later, LATTER; superl. latest, last), & n. After the due or usual time (was I. for dinner; it is too I. to go; with agent nouns, as l.-comer=one who comes 1.); backward- in flowering, ripening, &c; far on in day or night (I. hours, after usual time for rising or going to bed), or in time (on Wednesday at latest, then if not before); far on in a period, development, &c. (I. stained glass, I. latin); no longer alive, no longer having specified status &c, that was recently so-&-so, (the I. prime minister, dead or resigned; my I. husband, residence); of recent date (the I. floods, war; of I. years, in the last few; also as n. in of I., recently); I. fee, on letter posted after ordinary collection time. Hence laten v.t. & i., lateness n., latish (2) a. & adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. (-er, -est, LAST). After proper time (better l. than never), far on in time, (this happened later on; sooner or later, early or l., soon or l., some time or other); at or till l. hour; (Poet.) recently, lately; formerly but not now (his own room, l. the chaplain\'s); at l. stage of development &c. (traces remained as l. as the Stuart times). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. l. in the day, (colloq.) at a l. stage, esp. unreasonably l., in the proceedings &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. adv. After the usual time or the time appointed;— not long ago; lately;— far in the night, day, week, or other particular period. Cabinet Dictionary

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