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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  in  accord  with  the  most  modern  ideas  or  styles;  "wears  only 
  the  latest  styles";  "the  last  thing  in  swimwear"; 
  "always  knows  the  newest  dances";  "everything's 
  up-to-date  in  Kansas  City";  "up-to-date  technology" 
  [syn:  {last},  {newest},  {up-to-date}] 
  2:  up  to  the  immediate  present;  most  recent  or  most  up-to-date; 
  "the  news  is  up-to-the-minute";  "the  very  latest 
  scientific  discoveries"  [syn:  {up-to-the-minute}] 

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