Definition

Definition

Simply plug your letters into the Search and Get definitions for English words.

Definition of LATE
Pronunciation : LATE

Adjective : LATE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) after the expected or usual time; delayed; "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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal" ;

  • 4. (

    ) having died recently; "her late husband" ;

  • 5. (

    ) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House" ;

Adverb : LATE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) later than usual or than expected; "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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening" ;

  • 3. (

    ) at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career" ;

  • 4. (

    ) in the recent past; "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" ;


See more about : LATE