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ˈlæt ərlat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. latteradjective

    the second of two or the second mentioned of two

    "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"

  2. latter(a)adjective

    referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)

    "in the latter case"

Wiktionary

  1. latteradjective

    relating to or being the second of two items

  2. latteradjective

    near (or nearer) to the end

  3. latteradjective

    close (or closer) to the present time

  4. Etymology: lætra.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. LATTERadjective

    This is the comparative of late,

    Hath not navigation discovered, in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania. John Locke.

    The difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior. Isaac Watts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latteradjective

    later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain

  2. Latteradjective

    of two things, the one mentioned second

  3. Latteradjective

    recent; modern

  4. Latteradjective

    last; latest; final

  5. Etymology: [OE. later, ltter, compar. of lat late. See Late, and cf. Later.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Latter

    lat′ėr, adj. later: coming or existing after: mentioned the last of two: modern: recent: (Shak.) last.—adjs. Latt′er-born (Shak.), younger; Latt′er-day, belonging to recent times.—adv. Latt′erly, in latter time: of late.—Latter-day saints (see Mormon); Latter end (see End); Latter-mint, a late kind of mint.—The former and the latter rain (see Rain). [A variant of later.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'latter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1259

Anagrams for latter »

  1. rattle

  2. tarlet

  3. Tatler

  4. tartle

  5. artlet

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of latter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of latter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of latter in a Sentence

  1. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Manipulation is application of intelligence on people to achieve a pre-meditated outcome solely benefitting the former than latter.

  2. Kirk Boodry at Redex Holdings:

    They will miss Marcelo Claure expertise on Latam investments and as a US-based fixer but the latter is hard to quantify.

  3. Jean Paul:

    Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow.

  4. Alexander Herzen:

    All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former -- of the corruption of the will.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

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