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. ratel

  2. taler

  3. alert

  4. alter

  5. artel

  6. telar

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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. President Biden:

    Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together, including as we rescued the American economy from one of the worst downturns in our history in 2009 and later overcame a daunting public health emergency in 2014.

  2. Dependra Pathak:

    So, he came back to the boat swimming. He did not come back on the 17th ; the fishermen later saw the tribespeople dragging his body around.

  3. Gary Smith:

    But you would expect that to have affected numbers during the early 2000s. We saw it change later, and we don't know why. That would be a fascinating area for future research.

  4. Sherwood Schwartz:

    We did lots of things together, we did some plays together, and we talked quite a bit. She was a really dear person who embraced her character Mary Ann. She loved what Mary Ann represented and the influence it had on people. She loved how she made people feel years later. And she certainly continued to get fan mail. She adored her fans. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER.

  5. Medaria Arradondo:

    Officers called for an ambulance. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died a short time later.

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