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?

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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. Jay Glazerexplained:

    From what I’m told, they have him going into the locker room right behind Bill Belichick as if he’s with the team. Goes in there, loiters around a little while and is seen leaving the locker room … a little bit later with something under his arm.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I think you'd admit that the things you say when you're in a certain situation without the requisite experience that may come later shouldn't be held against you, you may have great ideas about what it means to be a parent, but you have no idea what it means to bear the responsibility once you have children. This is the same situation.

  3. Christine Simmons:

    Tolers lawyer Dawn Collins told The Associated Press, referring to Tolers postgame comments. Coaches speak to their players to get them fired up, many coaches use harsher language and far more controversial language. If the term is not OK, its not OK for everyone. But Toler said initially Eric Holoman had publicly dismissed accounts Eric Holoman or Sparks players were offended by her language and that only later when the decision came under scrutiny that she was let go because of the outburst. It is unclear who within the Sparks organization Toler registered her complaints with about the alleged Simmons-Holoman relationship. However, Toler said in the suit that even after Christine Simmons left the organization in 2018 Christine Simmons had influence on decisions the team would make because of Christine Simmons personal relationship with Eric Holoman. Toler said Christine Simmons was looking into trading Parker, but because Christine Simmons and Parker were close Eric Holoman wouldnt let Christine Simmons make a deal. I wasnt part of the clique, Toler told the AP. Every day people would have no idea what I went through here working for the Sparks after they were acquired by this ownership.

  4. Philippus Wester:

    This is a wake-up call, can we come together as humanity and rise to the occasion ? I think we can. Yes, a lot of people want to be in denial. Yes, this is a story we don't want to hear because of our day-to-day issues, but the technology is there, and we have ways of reducing greenhouse gas. I'm Philippus Wester, but time is running out, and we need to address this now, not next year or later. We need to have this conversation now. Otherwise, we are in trouble.

  5. Mark Carney:

    The Bank is coordinating its actions with those that the Chancellor will announce later today in the budget in order to ensure that our initiatives are complementary and that they will collectively have maximum impact consistent with our independent responsibilities.

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