[adverb] later than usual or than expected; "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" Synonyms: bedly, tardily
[adverb] to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening" Synonyms: deep
[adverb] at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career"
[adverb] in the recent past; "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" Synonyms: recently, ly, of latterly
[adjective] 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"
[adjective] after the expected or usual time; delayed; "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" Synonyms: bed, tardy
[adjective] of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal" Synonyms: recent
[adjective] having died recently; "her late husband"
[adjective] of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek"
[adjective] 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"
[adjective] (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House" Synonyms: former, previous