Definitions of late:
  • adjective:   being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    Example: "Late evening"
  • adjective:   at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
    Example: "The late phase of feudalism"
  • adjective:   of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
    Example: "Late Greek"
  • adjective:   after the expected or usual time; delayed
    Example: "A belated birthday card"
  • adverb:   later than usual or than expected
    Example: "The train arrived late"
  • adverb:   at an advanced age or stage
    Example: "She married late"
  • adverb:   in the recent past
    Example: "Lately the rules have been enforced"
  • adverb:   to an advanced time
    Example: "Talked late into the evening"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #82250)

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