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ˈlæt ərLat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. latteradjective

    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)adjective

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

    "in the latter case"

Wiktionary

  1. latteradjective

    relating to or being the second of two items

    Etymology: lætra.

  2. latteradjective

    near (or nearer) to the end

    Etymology: lætra.

  3. latteradjective

    close (or closer) to the present time

    Etymology: lætra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latteradjective

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

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

  2. Latteradjective

    of two things, the one mentioned second

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

  3. Latteradjective

    recent; modern

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

  4. Latteradjective

    last; latest; final

    Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for Latter »

  1. rattle

  2. tarlet

  3. Tatler

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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

Examples of Latter in a Sentence

  1. David Kopel:

    The Panthers' arms-carrying was often intended to be intimidating, that's one difference between the Panthers and modern open-carry activists. The latter are attempting to convey the message that they are harmless and peaceful.

  2. Tuna Amobi:

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

  3. Hippocrates, Law:

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

  4. Sanjeet Singh-Saluja:

    One of the pillars of the Sikh faith is Seva, which is service to mankind. I have always viewed my work at the MUHC as a chance for me to fulfill my faith's expectations of service, however, another pillar of the faith, as many of you know, is Kesh, which is the practice of allowing one's hair to grow naturally out of respect for the perfection of God's creation. In this time of pandemic, I am faced with an existential crisis as the latter has severely limited my ability to serve.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The reward of slavery has been made to look perhaps more aesthetically pleasing than the award of bravery and that’s so the reason why many people are attracted towards the former than the latter.

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    interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'
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