What does later mean?

Definitions for later
ˈleɪ tərlat·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word later.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. later(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: late + -er

  2. later(Adverb)

    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. 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.

    Etymology: late + -er

  4. later(Adjective)

    At some time in the future.

    The meeting was adjourned to a later date.

    Etymology: late + -er

  5. later(Interjection)

    See you later; goodbye.

    Later, dude.

    Etymology: late + -er

  6. later(Interjection)

    Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons.

    Etymology: late + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Later(noun)

    a brick or tile

    Etymology: [L.]

  2. Later(adj)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say later in sign language?

  1. later

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. Bishop Kossie:

    When we moved into this area, it was considered the highest crime-rate area in the city of Houston, people shot first and asked questions later.

  2. Herbert Henry Asquith:

    Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.

  3. Michael Dorff:

    It can goose the price at time when the high price means they earn performance shares … even if the stock price later goes back down, they got their shares.

  4. Josefina Vidal:

    We could say: 'OK, let's re-establish relations' and the opening of the embassies are deferred until a later time, when there are appropriate conditions.

  5. The Authority spokeswoman:

    You can't come later and say you didn't know about it.

Images & Illustrations of later

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