1.Definition: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
"Our late President is still very active"
2.Definition: after the expected or usual time; delayed
"A belated birthday card", "I'm late for the plane", "The train is late"
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"
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
7.Definition: of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
"A late development", "Their late quarrel"