late
I. adjective (later; latest) Etymology: Middle English, late, slow, from Old English læt; akin to Old High German laz slow, Old English lǣtan to let Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time <
a late spring
>
(2) of, relating to, or imposed because of tardiness b. of or relating to an advanced stage in point of time or development <
the late Middle Ages
>
; especially far advanced toward the close of the day or night <
late hours
>
2. a. living comparatively recently ; now deceased — used of persons <
the late John Doe
>
and often with reference to a specific relationship or status <
his late wife
>
b. being something or holding some position or relationship recently but not now <
the late belligerents
>
c. made, appearing, or happening just previous to the present time especially as the most recent of a succession <
our late quarrel
>
Synonyms: see deadlateness noun II. adverb (later; latest) Date: before 12th century 1. a. after the usual or proper time <
got to work late
>
b. at or to an advanced point of time 2. not long ago ; recently <
a writer late of Chicago
>

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