Definitions of late

  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.
  6. Latest.
  7. Lateness.
  8. Later.
  9. at an advanced age or stage; " she married late"; " undertook the project late in her career"
  10. After delay; as, to arrive late; after the usual time; as, to get up late; of late, recently; as, I have not seen you of late.
  11. After or beyond the usual time; recently.
  12. After the usual time; not long ago; lately; far in the night, day, week, or other particular period. Of late, in time not long past. Too late, not in due time.
  13. After the usual time; in time not long past.
  14. 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"
  15. 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"
  16. ( linguistics) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; " Late Greek"
  17. having died recently; " her late husband"
  18. of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; " Late Greek"
  19. Not long ago; lately.
  20. Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night.
  21. After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; - opposed to early.
  22. Coming after the usual time; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring; far on toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; recent; as, a late occurrence; formerly in office; as, the late secretary of state; recently dead; as, the late Mr. Brown.
  23. ( comp. LATER; superl. LATEST), Slow, tardy: behindhand: coming after the expected time: long delayed: far advanced towards the close: last in any place or character: deceased: departed: out of office: not long past.
  24. LATE, LATELY.
  25. Coming after due time; far advanced; deceased; out of office, & c.
  26. Lato.
  27. Coming after time; tardy; recent; deceased.
  28. Coming after the usual time; slow; tardy; long- delayed; far- advanced; existing not long ago, but not now; departed or deceased; not long past; recent.
  29. Coming after the usual time; tardy; long- delayed; deceased; departed; far in the day or night.
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