Definitions for LATERˈleɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lat•erˈleɪ tər(adj.; adv.)

  1. a compar. of

    Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: late.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. later(a), ulterior, posterior(adj)

    coming at a subsequent time or stage

    "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"

  2. late, later(a)(adverb)

    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"

  3. subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, after, later on(adverb)

    happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

    "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that"

  4. by and by, later(adverb)

    at some eventual time in the future

    "By and by he'll understand"; "I'll see you later"

  5. later(adverb)

    comparative of the adverb `late'

    "he stayed later than you did"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. later(adverb)ˈeɪtɚ

    some time after the present or after the time mentioned

    "Are you coming?" "Not now, but I might come later."; We'll talk about this again later on.

  2. laterˈeɪtɚ

    used to say "good bye" when you expect to see someone soon

    I'm leaving now. See you later!

  3. later(adjective)ˈeɪtɚ

    happening at a time after the present or after the time mentioned

    We can decide at a later date.

  4. laterˈeɪtɚ

    at the end of a period

    I prefer his later poems.


  1. later(Adverb)

    Afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).

  2. later(Adverb)

    At some unspecified time in the future.

    I wanted to do it now, but I'll have to do it later.

  3. later(Adjective)

    Coming afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).

    The Victorian era is a later period of English history than the Elizabethan era.

  4. later(Adjective)

    At some time in the future.

    The meeting was adjourned to a later date.

  5. later(Interjection)

    See you later; goodbye.

    Later, dude.

  6. later(Interjection)

    Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons.

  7. Origin: late + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Later(noun)

    a brick or tile

  2. Later(adj)

    compar. of Late, a. & adv

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. later

    The Utopia of Postponement; a marvelous door of gold at the end of every perspective, to which Procrastination holds the keys. The Concierge of tomorrow. (Some things are done sooner, others are done now, but most things are done later; hence, manana, dreams and regrets.)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LATER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #267

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LATER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #494

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LATER' in Adverbs Frequency: #44

Anagrams of LATER

  1. taler

  2. ratel

  3. alter

  4. alert

  5. artel

Translations for LATER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

to come

(in the) future

in the days to come.

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