Definitions for latterˈlæt ər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word latter

Princeton's WordNet

  1. latter(adj)

    the second of two or the second mentioned of two

    "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"

  2. latter(a)(adj)

    referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)

    "in the latter case"

Wiktionary

  1. latter(Adjective)

    relating to or being the second of two items

  2. latter(Adjective)

    near (or nearer) to the end

  3. latter(Adjective)

    close (or closer) to the present time

  4. Origin: lætra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latter(adj)

    later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain

  2. Latter(adj)

    of two things, the one mentioned second

  3. Latter(adj)

    recent; modern

  4. Latter(adj)

    last; latest; final

  5. Origin: [OE. later, ltter, compar. of lat late. See Late, and cf. Later.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Latter

    lat′ėr, adj. later: coming or existing after: mentioned the last of two: modern: recent: (Shak.) last.—adjs. Latt′er-born (Shak.), younger; Latt′er-day, belonging to recent times.—adv. Latt′erly, in latter time: of late.—Latter-day saints (see Mormon); Latter end (see End); Latter-mint, a late kind of mint.—The former and the latter rain (see Rain). [A variant of later.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'latter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1259

Anagrams for latter »

  1. rattle

  2. tarlet

  3. Tatler

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of latter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of latter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tuna Amobi:

    That rebound should show up in the latter quarters of this year.

  2. Hosea Ballou:

    Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

  3. Hippocrates:

    There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An honourable public and a dishonourable dictator cannot live together; at the end, the latter goes!

  5. Jean Paul:

    Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow.

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