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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Late  \Late\,  a.  [Compar.  {Later},  or  {latter};  superl. 
  {Latest}.]  [OE.  lat  slow,  slack,  AS  l[ae]t;  akin  to  OS  lat, 
  D.  laat  late,  G.  lass  weary,  lazy,  slack,  Icel.  latr,  Sw 
  lat,  Dan.  lad,  Goth.  lats,  and  to  E.  let  v.  See  {Let}  to 
  permit,  and  cf  {Alas},  {Lassitude}.] 
  1.  Coming  after  the  time  when  due,  or  after  the  usual  or 
  proper  time;  not  early;  slow;  tardy;  long  delayed;  as  a 
  late  spring. 
 
  2.  Far  advanced  toward  the  end  or  close  as  a  late  hour  of 
  the  day  a  late  period  of  life. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  Not  long  past;  happening  not  long  ago;  recent;  as  the 
  late  rains;  we  have  received  late  intelligence. 
 
  5.  Continuing  or  doing  until  an  advanced  hour  of  the  night; 
  as  late  revels;  a  late  watcher. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Later  \La"ter\,  n.;  pl  {Lateres}.  [L.] 
  A  brick  or  tile.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Later  \Lat"er\,  a. 
  Compar.  of  {Late},  a.  &  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  later 
  adj  1:  coming  at  a  subsequent  time  or  stage;  "the  future  president 
  entered  college  at  the  age  of  16";  "awaiting  future 
  actions  on  the  bill";  "later  developments";  "without 
  ulterior  argument"  [syn:  {future(a)},  {later(a)},  {ulterior}] 
  2:  more  advanced  in  time  or  nearer  to  the  end  in  a  sequence; 
  "these  latter  days";  "the  latter  (or  last)  part  of  the 
  book";  "latter  (or  later)  part  of  the  l8th  century"  [syn: 
  {later(a)},  {last(a)},  {latter(a)}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {late},  {later(a)}]  [ant:  {early}] 
  adv  1:  happening  at  a  time  subsequent  to  a  reference  time;  "he 
  apologized  subsequently";  "he's  going  to  the  store  but 
  he'll  be  back  here  later";  "it  didn't  happen  until 
  afterward";  "two  hours  after  that"  [syn:  {subsequently}, 
  {afterwards},  {afterward},  {after},  {later  on}] 
  2:  at  some  eventual  time  in  the  future;  "By  and  by  he'll 
  understand";  "I'll  see  you  later"  [syn:  {by  and  by}] 
  3:  comparative  of  the  adverb  `late';  "he  stayed  later  than  you 
  did" 




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