What does later mean?

Definitions for later
ˈleɪ tərlat·er

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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).

  2. lateradverb

    At some unspecified time in the future.

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

  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.

  4. lateradjective

    At some time in the future.

    The meeting was adjourned to a later date.

  5. laterinterjection

    See you later; goodbye.

    Later, dude.

  6. laterinterjection

    Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons.

  7. Etymology: late + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laternoun

    a brick or tile

  2. Lateradjective

    compar. of Late, a. & adv

  3. 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

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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. C.S. Lewis:

    Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.

  2. Edward Meir:

    The problem is how permanent are the cuts, will that supply come back to the market at a later stage if prices recover and are they going to be offset by worsening demand, that's the quandary; the market is very sceptical, and so we could have a prolonged period of prices bumping along the bottom until we get a better handle as to what is going on.

  3. White House:

    Building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority to him, but we also know that that can happen later this year and into this year.

  4. Graeme Heinrich:

    Having caddied for many top players in the world like Nick Faldo in the 1990s when Nick Faldo in the 1990s was world number one and Colin Montgomerie later on, I appreciate how fine the line is between being a good player and a truly great one, my yardage books have always been produced with the aim of helping all players narrow down the exact length they want to hit a shot but this new greens contours book takes it to another level.

  5. Rand Paul:

    Even in 2007, I did believe that Iran was potentially a threat, now eight years later, which is a long time, I think the threat has become heightened.

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