[ lei-ter ]
/ ˈlɛɪ tər /
a comparative of late:Her later years were not happy.
a comparative of late: The meeting ran later than we expected.
afterward, subsequently, or at a time in the future (sometimes followed by on): She later said she was sorry. I'll see you later. Let's decide about this later on.
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British Dictionary definitions for later on
/ (ˈleɪtə) /
the comparative of late
see you later an expression of farewell
sooner or later eventually; inevitably
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Idioms and Phrases with later on (1 of 2)
Subsequently, afterward, as in They served the main course, and later on, the dessert, or When can I use the sewing machine?—Later on, when I'm done. [Late 1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with later on (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with later
- later on
- sooner or later
Also see underlate.
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