View synonyms for latest


[ ley-tist ]


  1. most recent; current:

    latest fashions.


  1. the latest, the most recent news, development, disclosure, etc.:

    This is the latest in personal computers.


/ ˈleɪtɪst /


  1. See late
    the superlative of late


  1. most recent, modern, or new

    the latest fashions


  1. at the latest
    at the latest no later than the time specified
  2. the latest informal.
    the latest the most recent fashion or development

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Word History and Origins

Origin of latest1

A late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; late, -est 1

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Idioms and Phrases

  1. at the latest, not any later than (a specified time):

    Be at the airport by 7 o'clock at the latest.

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Example Sentences

The report is the result of a review that began in March 2019 and is the latest detailed look inside the FAA after the Max crashes.

Catch up on the biggest developments in the pandemic at the end of the day with our free coronavirus newsletterThe couple’s arrest is the latest known incident of infected passengers ignoring health and safety guidelines when traveling to Hawaii.

In front of this strange structure are two blank-faced, well-dressed models showing off the latest in European minimalism.

Her latest book, Heretic: The Case for a Muslim Reformation, will be published in April by HarperCollins.

Where the U.S. once sought to train several divisions worth, the latest effort is for just 3,000 troops.

The kid from next door drops by and Marvin talks to him about the stunts in his latest film, Death Hunt.

Jacob Cordova, 27, is the latest activist to be jailed for their activities.

They came forward, a little timidly, and their latest visitor held out a hand to each.

To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.

A system of supplying school-children with penny dinners is the latest philanthropic movement.

Ellis's patent boot studs to save the sole, and the Euknemida, or concave-convex fastening springs, are the latest novelties.

You will not read the book with the rapidity with which some young ladies are said to devour the latest novel.


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