Definitions for latter
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word latter.
the second of two or the second mentioned of two
"Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"
referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)
"in the latter case"
relating to or being the second of two items
near (or nearer) to the end
close (or closer) to the present time
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain
of two things, the one mentioned second
last; latest; final
Etymology: [OE. later, ltter, compar. of lat late. See Late, and cf. Later.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'latter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1259
The numerical value of latter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of latter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Manipulation is application of intelligence on people to achieve a pre-meditated outcome solely benefitting the former than latter.
They will miss Marcelo Claure expertise on Latam investments and as a US-based fixer but the latter is hard to quantify.
Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow.
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.
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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- segonCatalan, Valencian
- letzter, zweiter, letzterer, letztereGerman
- ésta, este último, segundo, esta última, éste, últimoSpanish
- बाद वालाHindi
- utóbbi, későbbiHungarian
- jongstleden, dichtsbijzijnde, laatstgenoemde, laatsteDutch
- sist, sistnevnteNorwegian
- ostatni, późniejszy, końcowyPolish
- второй, последнийRussian
- andra, senareSwedish
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