What does later mean?

Definitions for later
ˈleɪ tərlat·er

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Wiktionary

  1. lateradverb

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

    Etymology: late + -er

  2. lateradverb

    At some unspecified time in the future.

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

    Etymology: late + -er

  3. lateradjective

    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.

    Etymology: late + -er

  4. lateradjective

    At some time in the future.

    The meeting was adjourned to a later date.

    Etymology: late + -er

  5. laterinterjection

    See you later; goodbye.

    Later, dude.

    Etymology: late + -er

  6. laterinterjection

    Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons.

    Etymology: late + -er

Princeton's WordNet

  1. later(a), ulterior, posterioradjective

    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 onadverb

    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, lateradverb

    at some eventual time in the future

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

  5. lateradverb

    comparative of the adverb `late'

    "he stayed later than you did"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laternoun

    a brick or tile

    Etymology: [L.]

  2. Lateradjective

    compar. of Late, a. & adv

    Etymology: [L.]

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 for later »

  1. taler

  2. ratel

  3. alter

  4. alert

  5. artel

How to pronounce later?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of later in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of later in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of later in a Sentence

  1. Ben Ali:

    We paid a high price for the revolution and now just four years later the old regime is back with a new look and democratic talk, we'll keep fighting for freedoms we won.

  2. Ike Kaveladze:

    When we walked out of the meeting room and went down to the bar, Emin Agalarov called me, and Natalia was present there, and I said,' Oh, well, everything is fine, we had a great meeting and stuff,' because I didn't want to upset her, but then I believe two hours later we had another conversation where I gave details of the meeting, and at that conversation I explained that it was loss of time.

  3. Lorenzo Fioramonti:

    I was ridiculed by everyone and treated like a village idiot, and now a few months later the government is using two of those proposals and it seems to me more and more people are convinced it is the way to go.

  4. Sarah Palin:

    Docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear.

  5. Ianir Milevski:

    We have no writing during that period so we know little about them, we do not know what language they spoke but we assume it was an early Semitic language, from which Babylonian and Akkadian evolved and later also Hebrew and Arabic.

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