What does latter mean?

Definitions for latter
ˈlæt ərlat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. latter(adj)

    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)(adj)

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

    "in the latter case"

Wiktionary

  1. latter(Adjective)

    relating to or being the second of two items

    Etymology: lætra.

  2. latter(Adjective)

    near (or nearer) to the end

    Etymology: lætra.

  3. latter(Adjective)

    close (or closer) to the present time

    Etymology: lætra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latter(adj)

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

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

  2. Latter(adj)

    of two things, the one mentioned second

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

  3. Latter(adj)

    recent; modern

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

  4. Latter(adj)

    last; latest; final

    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

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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. Wayne Byres:

    Given their different funding profiles, these trends may well impact smaller banks more forcefully than larger ones, reducing the ability of the former to apply competitive pressure to the latter.

  2. Sebastian Siegloch:

    A precondition for the success of the app is that it has to be safe and anonymous, and state-of-the-art in terms of the technology, with regard to the latter I am only mildly optimistic as East Germany is lagging behind in terms of digitization compared to other countries.

  3. Tyron Edwards:

    The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.

  4. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

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

  5. Peter Drucker:

    While for some knowledge is food, others live on slander and gossip.The latter are the ignorant, ignore the ignorant lest you slide down to their level.

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