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See also: låter
- Adverb: From Middle English later, latere, from Old English lator, equivalent to late + -er.
- Adjective: From Middle English later, latere, from Old English lætra, equivalent to late + -er.
Cognate with Saterland Frisian leeter (“later”), West Frisian letter (“later”), Dutch later (“later”), German Low German later (“later”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈleɪtə/
- (US) enPR: lāʹtər, IPA(key): /ˈleɪtɚ/, [ˈleɪ̯ɾɚ]
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- Rhymes: -eɪtə(ɹ)
- comparative form of late: more late
- You came in late yesterday and today you came in even later.
- Afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).
- My roommate arrived first. I arrived later.
- I arrived later than my roommate.
- At some unspecified time in the future.
- I wanted to do it now, but I’ll have to do it later.
- (afterward in time): afterwards, hereafter; see also Thesaurus:subsequently
- (at some unspecified time in the future): later on, someday; see also Thesaurus:one day
afterward in time
at some unspecified time in the future
- comparative form of late: more late
- Jim was later than John.
- Coming afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).
- The Victorian era is a later period of English history than the Elizabethan era.
- Coming afterward in distance (following an antecedent distance as embedded within an adverbial phrase)
- I felt some leg pain during the first mile of my run and I strained my calf two miles later .
- At some time in the future.
- The meeting was adjourned to a later date.
coming afterward in time
at some time in the future
- (slang) See you later; goodbye.
- Later, dude.
see you later
- Comparative form of laat
- Having to do with or occurring in the future.
|Inflection of later|
Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *pleth₂- (“flat”), or from *stelh₃- (“broad”) (in which case latus would be its neuter form).
later m (genitive lateris); third declension
- “later”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “later”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- later in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “later”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “later”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
- Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag
From Old Norse latr, from Proto-Germanic *lataz.
Declension of later (strong)
|dative||latum, -om||latri, -re||latu, -o|
|dative||latum, -om||latum, -om||latum, -om|
|genitive||latra, -a||latra, -a||latra, -a|
Declension of later (weak)
|nominative||latu, -o||latu, -o||latu, -o|
|accusative||latu, -o||latu, -o||latu, -o|
|dative||latu, -o||latu, -o||latu, -o|
|genitive||latu, -o||latu, -o||latu, -o|
- Swedish: lat
- indefinite plural of lat.
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