Definitions for late

Definitions for (adj) late

Main entry: late

Definition: having died recently

Usage: her late husband

Main entry: late

Definition: being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time

Usage: late evening; late 18th century; a late movie; took a late flight; had a late breakfast

Main entry: late, later

Definition: at or toward an end or late period or stage of development

Usage: the late phase of feudalism; a later symptom of the disease; later medical science could have saved the child

Main entry: late

Definition: of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

Usage: Late Greek

Main entry: previous, former, late

Definition: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

Usage: the former president; our late President is still very active; the previous occupant of the White House

Main entry: late, recent

Definition: of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

Usage: a late development; their late quarrel; his recent trip to Africa; in recent months; a recent issue of the journal

Main entry: belated, tardy, late

Definition: after the expected or usual time; delayed

Usage: a belated birthday card; I'm late for the plane; the train is late; tardy children are sent to the principal; always tardy in making dental appointments

Definitions for (adv) late

Main entry: tardily, late, belatedly

Definition: later than usual or than expected

Usage: the train arrived late; we awoke late; the children came late to school; notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline; I belatedly wished her a happy birthday

Main entry: recently, late, lately, latterly, of late

Definition: in the recent past

Usage: he was in Paris recently; lately the rules have been enforced; as late as yesterday she was fine; feeling better of late; the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also

Main entry: deep, late

Definition: to an advanced time

Usage: deep into the night; talked late into the evening

Main entry: late

Definition: at an advanced age or stage

Usage: she married late; undertook the project late in her career

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