What does latter mean?

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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.

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

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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. Harold Rosenberg:

    Politics in the United States consists of the struggle between those whose change has been arrested by success or failure, on one side, and those who are still engaged in changing themselves, on the other. Agitators of arrested metamorphosis versus agitators of continued metamorphosis. The former have the advantage of numbers (since most people accept themselves as successes or failures quite early), the latter of vitality and visibility (since self-transformation, though it begins from within, with ideology, religion, drugs, tends to express itself publicly through costume and jargon).

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

  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. Jonathan Brady/WPA Pool/Getty Images:

    The president's spouse has the opportunity to communicate with those who are close to power, doors of officials do not close before the first lady. I'm not a politician, and I do not have the right to interfere in the president's work, but to become an intermediary between people and officials, so that the latter will hear the first, I can and I am really willing to.

  5. Hippocrates:

    There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

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    any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
    • A. tingle
    • B. nitrile
    • C. impurity
    • D. vigorish

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