Associations to the word «Late»


LATE, adjective. Near the end of a period of time.
LATE, adjective. Specifically, near the end of the day.
LATE, adjective. (usually not used comparatively) Associated with the end of a period.
LATE, adjective. Not arriving until after an expected time.
LATE, adjective. Not having had an expected menstrual period.
LATE, adjective. (not comparable) (euphemistic) Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. (Often used with "the"; see usage notes.)
LATE, adjective. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; departed, or gone out of office.
LATE, adjective. Recent — relative to the noun it modifies.
LATE, noun. (informal) A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place late in the day or at night.
LATE, adverb. After a deadline has passed, past a designated time.
LATE, adverb. Formerly, especially in the context of service in a military unit.
LATE ANTIQUITY, proper noun. Misspelling of Late Antiquity.
LATE ANTIQUITY, proper noun. (history) The period in European history of the transition from the dominance of the Roman Empire (classical antiquity) to its successor realms (the Middle Ages), variously dated but usually including the 3rd to 6th centuries.
LATE BINDING, noun. (programming) Dynamic binding.
LATE BLOOMER, noun. (idiomatic) A person who reaches puberty or who matures comparatively later than is typical.
LATE BLOOMER, noun. (idiomatic) A person who achieves proficiency or success in a field comparatively late in life.
LATE BLOOMER, noun. (horticulture) A flowering plant that blooms later in a growing season than other flowering plants.
LATE BLOOMERS, noun. Plural of late bloomer
LATE EGYPTIAN, proper noun. The Egyptian language as spoken from 1069 to 700 BC
LATE INNINGS, noun. (baseball) The seventh, eighth, and ninth innings of a game.
LATE LAMENTED, adjective. Sadly missed, due to death
LATE LATIN, proper noun. The form of the Latin language used between the 3rd and 8th centuries.
LATE MIDDLE AGES, proper noun. The period of European history between the High Middle Ages and the Early Modern period
LATE MODEL, adjective. (idiomatic) Recently designed or fabricated; new.
LATE ON, adverb. At a late stage of something
LATE TACKLE, noun. (soccer) A mistimed attempt to take the ball of an opposing player that results in the tackler making contact with the player and not the ball
LATE TO THE PARTY, adjective. Late in taking an action or adopting an idea.
LATE UNPLEASANTNESS, noun. (euphemistic) A recent war, especially the American Civil War.
LATE UNPLEASANTNESSES, noun. Plural of late unpleasantness

Dictionary definition

LATE, 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".
LATE, adverb. To an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening".
LATE, adverb. At an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career".
LATE, 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".
LATE, 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".
LATE, 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".
LATE, 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".
LATE, adjective. Having died recently; "her late husband".
LATE, adjective. Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek".
LATE, 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".
LATE, 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".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.