Adverb: later ley-tu(r)
Adjective: later ley-tu(r)
- Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
"he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "he apologized later on";
- subsequently, afterwards, afterward, after, later on, since
- At some eventual time in the future
"I'll see you later";
- by and by
- Comparative of the adverb 'late'
"he stayed later than you did"
Adjective: late (later,latest) leyt
- Coming at a subsequent time or stage
"without later argument";
- ulterior, posterior
- At or toward an end or late period or stage of development
"a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child";
- 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"
- After the expected or usual time; delayed
"I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late";
- belated, tardy
- Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
"a late development"; "their late quarrel";
- Having died recently
"her late husband"
- (linguistics) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
- (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
"our late President is still very active";
- former, previous
See also: advanced, after-hours, dead, latish, Modern, New, past, posthumous, ripe, subsequent, tardive, timing, unpunctual
Antonym: early, middle
Encyclopedia: Later Late