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. Nicolas Martin, www.iatrogenic.org:

    The headline reads, "Docs say patients make them prescribe useless antibiotics." This puts a physician in roughly the same predicament as a serial killer. The latter says, "Stop me before I kill again, while the former says, "Stop me before I prescribe again."

  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. David Kopel:

    The Panthers' arms-carrying was often intended to be intimidating, that's one difference between the Panthers and modern open-carry activists. The latter are attempting to convey the message that they are harmless and peaceful.

  4. Charles Caleb Colton:

    There are two modes of establishing our reputation to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter.

  5. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

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

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