What does latter mean?

Definitions for latter
ˈlæt ərlat·ter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word latter.

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.

ChatGPT

  1. latter

    The term "latter" is primarily used in reference to the second of two things or people mentioned previously. It is usually used as an adjective, but can also be used as a noun. This term is also used towards the end of a period of time, in some contexts.

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.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LATTER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latter is ranked #51396 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Latter surname appeared 405 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Latter.

    87.1% or 353 total occurrences were White.
    6.1% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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. Angus Houston:

    I think we've got to be very, very careful because you can turn this system off, what would have happened while the system is operating, we'd know exactly where the aircraft was. If somebody had turned the system off, we're in the same set of circumstances as we've experienced on the latter part of the flight of MH370.

  2. Cedric Leighton:

    The latter situation would draw a lot of questions because it would imply a greater role for the military on the Mexican border than is currently authorized.

  3. Bruce McArthur:

    The new reports fromThe Globe and Mailand theToronto Star offer conflicting information on the exact date of the interview, with one saying it happened in 2013 and the latter say it was between 2014 and 2017. But both reports raise questions about what Toronto Police knew about Bruce McArthur in the years leading up to Bruce McArthur arrest. Clockwise from left : Majeed Kayhan, 58 ; Dean Lisowick ; Soroush Marmudi, 50 ; Selim Esen, 44 and Andrew Kinsman, 49. ( Toronto Police) The Globe and Mail, citing a source with knowledge of the interview, says it occurred during the Project Project Houston investigation, which looked into the disappearances of three men in Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood, two of which Bruce McArthur was later charged with killing. The source said detectives had linked Bruce McArthur to two of the men through dating apps and brought Bruce McArthur in for questioning after receiving an anonymous tip. The Toronto Star, citing similar sources, said the interview happened between the closure of Project Houston in 2014 and the beginning of another investigation in 2017 that resulted in McArthur’s arrest. It also said the interview was over a matter unrelated to the missing people, but did not disclose what exactly. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga told The Globe and Mail in January that Bruce McArthur was not Bruce McArthur during Project Houston. Until we can establish that there has been foul play, we can attach a criminal offence to foul play, that's when someone would become Bruce McArthur.

  4. Chilo:

    Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse.

  5. David Centner:

    However, due to voluminous anecdotal reports in circulation on this latter topic, we must err on the side of caution when making decisions that may impact the health of the school community. Until there are definitive and scientifically proven studies that refute these reports, we need to do what is best for our students and staff.

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