- latent stage,
- latent strabismus,
- latent tetany,
- latent time,
- later han,
- later on,
- lateral aberration
adjective, lat·er or lat·ter, lat·est or last.
adverb, lat·er, lat·est.
Origin of late
Examples from the Web for later
It was seen by a small delegation of star-struck prelates and dignitaries who later described the film as “moving.”Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Their bodies were later found incinerated and buried in mass graves outside of town.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He later accepted a plea deal that put him behind bars for 25 years.
Many hold classes in their living rooms, asking students to help re-arrange and then later put back furniture.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The documentary also follows the fortunes of Consuelo Yznaga, later Duchess of Manchester.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I heard of the parrots a year or two later as giving lessons in Italian to an English maid.Essays on Life, Art and Science|Samuel Butler
He gained courage, later on, and asked Audrey if she would have some coffee with him, or something to eat.Dangerous Days|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Later, an assembly was convened to decide what should be done.The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate|Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
The mouth of the cave could be closed up and opened at will for later burials.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
Later this is followed by erosion of the cartilages at such points as they happen to be in greatest contact.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
- at a late or advanced stage
- too late
Word Origin for late
comparative of late. Meaning "farewell" is from 1954, U.S. slang, short for see you later.
Old English læt "occurring after the customary or expected time," originally "slow, sluggish," from Proto-Germanic *lata- (cf. Old Norse latr "sluggish, lazy," Middle Dutch, Old Saxon lat, German laß "idle, weary," Gothic lats "weary, sluggish, lazy," latjan "to hinder"), from PIE *led- "slow, weary" (cf. Latin lassus "faint, weary, languid, exhausted," Greek ledein "to be weary"), from root *le- "to let go, slacken" (see let (v.)).
The sense of "deceased" (as in the late Mrs. Smith) is from late 15c., from an adverbial sense of "recently." Of women's menstrual periods, attested colloquially from 1962. Related: Lateness. As an adverb, from Old English late.
In addition to the idiom beginning with later
- later on
- sooner or later
Also see underlate.
In addition to the idioms beginning with late
- late in life
- late in the day
- at the latest
- better late than never
- keep late hours
- of late
- the latest
- too little, too late
Also see underlater.