- 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.
Related Words for later onsubsequent, coming, ensuing, successive, consecutive, succeeding, again, subsequently, next, afterward, thereafter, hinder, then, latter, pursuing, back, posterior, specified, attendant, trailing
- the comparative of late
- afterwards; subsequently
- see you later an expression of farewell
- sooner or later eventually; inevitably
Word Origin and History for later on
comparative of late. Meaning "farewell" is from 1954, U.S. slang, short for see you later.
Idioms and Phrases with later on
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]
In addition to the idiom beginning with later
- later on
- sooner or later
Also see underlate.