Adjective Definition

late

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

"Our late President is still very active"

Related Adjective(s):former, previous


2.Definition: after the expected or usual time; delayed

"A belated birthday card", "I'm late for the plane", "The train is late"

Related Adjective(s):belated, tardy


3.Definition: 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"

Related Adjective(s):later


4.Definition: 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"


5.Definition: having died recently

"Her late husband"


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

"Late Greek"


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

"A late development", "Their late quarrel"

Related Adjective(s):recent




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