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, 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"

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

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?

How to say later in sign language?

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. Robert Byrne:

    Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.

  2. Pope Francis:

    You are like Jesus on Christmas night. There was no room for him either, and he had to flee to Egypt later to save himself.

  3. Jeffrey Burns:

    We can expect that each of the epicenters will see clusters of these emerging roughly four to six weeks later, it makes sense that it emerged in New York first because New York had the largest and most severe outbreak( of Covid-19), followed by New Jersey and, unfortunately, Boston.

  4. Arthur Koestler:

    Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

  5. Steny Hoyer:

    Once we pass the (continuing resolution), hopefully no later than Friday (and) relatively early in the day, I'm hopeful that the Senate will take it up, that we'll have agreement and that we will send it to the president, that the president will sign it, the schedule will depend on when the CR can get done.

Images & Illustrations of later

  1. laterlaterlaterlaterlater

Popularity rank by frequency of use

later#1#944#10000

Translations for later

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for later »

Translation

Find a translation for the later definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these later definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "later." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 27 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/later>.

    Are we missing a good definition for later? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
    • A. nitrile
    • B. flair
    • C. elan
    • D. wavering

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for later: