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Definitions of "late"

  • Coming, occurring, or remaining after the correct, usual, or expected time; delayed: The bus is late. See Synonyms at tardy. adjective
  • Beginning after or continuing past the usual or expected hour: a late breakfast; a late meeting. adjective
  • Occurring at an advanced hour, especially well into the evening or night: a late movie on television; the late flight to Denver. adjective
  • Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage: the late 19th century; a later symptom of the disease. adjective
  • Having begun or occurred just previous to the present time; recent: a late development. adjective
  • Contemporary; up-to-date: the latest fashion. adjective
  • Having recently occupied a position or place: the company's late president gave the address. adjective
  • Dead, especially if only recently deceased: in memory of the late explorer. adjective
  • After the expected, usual, or proper time: a train that arrived late; woke late and had to skip breakfast. adverb
  • At or until an advanced hour: talked late into the evening. adverb
  • At or into an advanced period or stage: a project undertaken late in her career. adverb
  • Recently: As late as last week he was still in town. adverb
  • of late Recently; lately: was feeling better of late. idiom
  • Near the end of a period of time. adjective
  • Specifically, near the end of the day. adjective
  • Associated with the end of a period. adjective
  • Not arriving until after an expected time. adjective
  • Not having had an expected menstrual period. adjective
  • Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. (Often used with the; see usage notes.) adjective

The word "late" in example sentences

They looked everywhere for his late (yes, his _late_) companion; but she had vanished.. [Harper's Young People, December 23, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly]

Hobler replied that the loss of the title was not by the late Lord Mayor but by the _late_ Prince of Wales.. [Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 11, 1841]

Some people are too late for everything but ruin; when a nobleman apologized to George III. for being late, and said, "better late than never," the king replied, "No, I say, _better never than late_.". [How to Succeed or, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune]

Porges had arrived a term late in our class, so had ground to make up socially.. [Wildwood]

"I hate the phrase late bloomers ," our gawky heroine laments.. [The Comic-Grotesque Goes North]

I should have seen what was coming after that time she got in late from the library.. [Excerpt: Bloodroot by Amy Greene]

That it can't accept financial penalties for coming in late is a bow nuke power's long history of hugely expensive delays.. [Harvey Wasserman: Nuke "Renaissance" Leaps off Calvert Cliffs]

Be calm, and that's part of it too: turning a book in late is not an end of the world scenario.. [International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day]

It was possible, wasnt it, that a typesetters mind might wander for a moment, the word late be inserted by error?. [Kate Morton Ebook Collection]

Before the clashes Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had met with Red Shirt leaders and offered to hold elections within nine months, well ahead of the end of his term late next year.. []

I'll grant you, reflection makes late binding significantly simpler to implement, but it is not a requirement in the defintion of the term late Binding.. [The Code Project Latest Articles]

Shopping Centre magazine continues to be published under a new owner, JLD Media, following its purchase of the title late last year.. []

The only bad thing about having snow this late is the probability that it's going to last a long, long time.. [Hello! Who is this little fellow?!]

Tom Cruise did an interview in which he called his late father "the merchant of chaos" because of the chaos and the abuse that happened in his family and that he was afraid of his dad.. [CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2008]

Now THIS is what I call a late-night weekend topic!. [Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Rockin’ In the Free World]

You have a term late in the book called ` a lens hog. '. [A Reporter's Life]

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So I'm years late to this party but Adele is fucking amazing. #thosepipes


@EnotheStrife Haha when did she discover that she was late? That’s such an amazing story.


@andersonDrLJA Romney is no better than the late John McCain.


@drlevelup from only playing Far Cry New Dawn last night for a few hours, it is a real blast. I am having so much f…

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