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'late' - used as an adjective
1. being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
late evening
late 18th century
a late movie
took a late flight
had a late breakfast
2. after the expected or usual time; delayed
I'm late for the plane
the train is late
3. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
a late development
their late quarrel
4. having died recently
her late husband
5. of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
Late Greek
6. at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
the late phase of feudalism
a later symptom of the disease
later medical science could have saved the child
7. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
our late President is still very active

'late' - used as a adverb
8. later than usual or than expected
the train arrived late
we awoke late
the children came late to school
9. to an advanced time
talked late into the evening
10. at an advanced age or stage
she married late
undertook the project late in her career
11. in the recent past
as late as yesterday she was fine
feeling better of late

derived forms
1. Late / Comparitive
later
2. Late / Superlative
latest
See also
 
Antonym
  • early
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