1. Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time (synset 300820050)
    "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"
  2. After the expected or usual time;
    Delayed (synset 301907298)
    "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"
  3. Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time (synset 301734676)
    "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal"
  4. Having died recently (synset 300098527)
    "her late husband"
  5. Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature;
    Used especially of dead languages (synset 300824290)
    "Late Greek"
  6. At or toward an end or late period or stage of development (synset 300822804)
    "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 (synset 301734051)
    "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
  1. Later than usual or than expected (synset 400100817)
    "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
  2. To an advanced time (synset 400307214)
    "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"
  3. At an advanced age or stage (synset 400307328)
    "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career"
  4. In the recent past (synset 400108184)
    "he was in Paris recently"; "lately the rules have been enforced"; "as late as yesterday she was fine"; "feeling better of late"; "the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also"

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