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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

    Etymology: lætra.

  2. latteradjective

    near (or nearer) to the end

    Etymology: lætra.

  3. latteradjective

    close (or closer) to the present time

    Etymology: lætra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latteradjective

    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. Latteradjective

    of two things, the one mentioned second

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

  3. Latteradjective

    recent; modern

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

  4. Latteradjective

    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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  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. Charlie Angus:

    Is this the exciting city of the future or an urban company town run by a data giant ? I think it's the latter, we are talking about wiring up urban spaces with a company whose business model is spying on everything we do.

  2. Democritus:

    Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.

  3. Hosea Ballou:

    Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

  4. Capitol Hill rally Clapper:

    Given a choice between a state sponsor of terrorism with nuclear capability and a state sponsor of terrorism without it, I'd probably take the latter.

  5. Duke Ellington:

    There are two kinds of worries -- those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.

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    joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    • A. recital
    • B. mitre
    • C. ternion
    • D. elation

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