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Adverb: later  ley-tu(r)
  1. 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
  2. At some eventual time in the future
    "I'll see you later";
    - by and by
  3. Comparative of the adverb 'late'
    "he stayed later than you did"
Adjective: later  ley-tu(r)
  1. Coming at a subsequent time or stage
    "without later argument";
    - ulterior, posterior
  2. 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";
    - late
Interjection: later  ley-tu(r)
Usage: informal
  1. Goodbye and see you later
    - laters [Brit, informal]
Adjective: late (later,latest)  leyt
  1. After the expected or usual time; delayed
    "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late";
    - belated, tardy, lated [archaic]
  2. 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"
  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. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    "our late President is still very active";
    - former, previous
  6. (linguistics) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
    "Late Greek"

See also: advanced, after-hours, dead, latish, Modern, New, past, posthumous, ripe, subsequent, tardive, timing, unpunctual

Antonym: early, middle

Encyclopedia: Later