HyperDic: late

English > 11 senses of the word late:
ADJECTIVEalllatebeing or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
alllate, belated, tardyafter the expected or usual time
alllate, recentof the immediate / immediate past or just previous to the present time
alllatehaving died recently
alllateof a later stage / stage in the development of a language or literature
alllate, laterat or toward an end or late period or stage of development
alllate, former, previous(used especially of persons) of the immediate past
ADVERBalllate, belatedly, tardilylater than usual or than expected
alllate, deepto an advanced time
alllateat an advanced age or stage / stage
alllate, recently, lately, of late, latterlyin the recent past
late > pronunciation
Soundsley't
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > late: 11 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeing or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.
Examples
  • "late evening"
  • "late 18th century"
  • "a late movie"
  • "took a late flight"
  • "had a late breakfast"
Attribute oftimingThe time when something happens
Narroweradvanced, ripeFar along in time
after-hoursAfter closing time especially a legally established closing time
latishSomewhat late
posthumousOccurring or coming into existence after a person's death
See alsomodernbelonging to the modern era
OppositeearlyAt or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
middleBetween an earlier and a later period of time
Spanishatrasado, tarde, tardío
Nounslatenessquality of coming late or later in time
English > late: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAfter the expected or usual time; delayed.
Examples
  • "a belated birthday card"
  • "I'm late for the plane"
  • "the train is late"
Synonymsbelated, tardy
Broaderunpunctualnot punctual
Spanishretrasado, tardio, tardío
Catalantardà
Nounslatenessquality of coming late or later in time
English > late: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf the immediate / immediate past or just previous to the present time.
Examples
  • "a late development"
  • "their late quarrel"
Synonymrecent
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishreciente
Catalanrecent
Nounslatenessquality of coming late or later in time
English > late: 11 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving died recently.
Example"her late husband"
Broaderdeadno longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
Spanishfallecido
Catalandifunt, mort
English > late: 11 senses > adjective 5
MeaningOf a later stage / stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages.
Example"Late Greek"
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
NarrowerModern, NewUsed of a living language
Newin use after medieval times
OppositeearlyOf an early stage in the development of a language or literature
middleOf a stage / stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages
Spanishinmaduro, tardío
Nounslatenessquality of coming late or later in time
English > late: 11 senses > adjective 6
MeaningAt or toward an end or late period or stage of development.
Examples
  • "the late phase of feudalism"
  • "a later symptom of the disease"
  • "later medical science could have saved the child"
Synonymlater
Narroweradvancedcomparatively late in a course of development
tardiveLate-occurring (especially with reference to symptoms of a disease)
OppositeearlyBeing or occurring at an early stage / stage of development
Spanishtardío
Catalantardà
Nounslatenessquality of coming late or later in time
English > late: 11 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(used especially of persons) of the immediate past.
Example "our late President is still very active"
Synonymsformer, previous
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishanterior, precedente, previo
Catalananterior, precedent, previ
English > late: 11 senses > adverb 1
MeaningLater than usual or than expected.
Examples
  • "the train arrived late"
  • "we awoke late"
  • "the children came late to school"
  • "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
Synonymsbelatedly, tardily
Oppositeearly, ahead of time, too soonBefore the usual time or the time expected
Spanishtarde, tardíamente
English > late: 11 senses > adverb 2
MeaningTo an advanced time.
Example "talked late into the evening"
Synonymdeep
Spanishtarde
English > late: 11 senses > adverb 3
MeaningAt an advanced age or stage / stage.
Examples
  • "she married late"
  • "undertook the project late in her career"
English > late: 11 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn the recent past.
Examples
  • "lately the rules have been enforced"
  • "as late as yesterday she was fine"
  • "feeling better of late"
Synonymsrecently, lately, of late, latterly
Spanishrecién, recientemente, últimamente
Catalandarrerament, de nou, recentment, últimament

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