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Adjective: latest  ley-tist
  1. Up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date
    "the very latest scientific discoveries";
    - up-to-the-minute
     
  2. In the current fashion or style
    - a la mode, in style, in vogue, modish
Noun: latest  ley-tist
  1. The most recent news or development
    "have you heard the latest?"
Adjective: late (later,latest)  leyt
  1. 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"
     
  2. After the expected or usual time; delayed
    "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late";
    - belated, tardy
     
  3. Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
    "a late development"; "their late quarrel";
    - recent
     
  4. Having died recently
    "her late husband"
     
  5. (linguistics) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
    "Late Greek"
     
  6. 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";
    - later
     
  7. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    "our late President is still very active";
    - former, previous

Derived forms: latests

See also: advanced, after-hours, current, dead, fashionable, happening, latish, Modern, New, past, posthumous, ripe, stylish, tardive, timing, unpunctual

Type of: intelligence, news, tidings, word

Antonym: early, middle

Encyclopedia: Late