later

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See also: låter

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Saterland Frisian leeter (later), West Frisian letter (later), Dutch later (later), German Low German later (later).

Adverb[edit]

later

  1. comparative form of late: more late
    You came in late yesterday and today you came in even later.
  2. Afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).
    My roommate arrived first. I arrived later.
    I arrived later than my roommate.
  3. At some unspecified time in the future.
    I wanted to do it now, but I'll have to do it later.

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Adjective[edit]

later

  1. comparative form of late: more late
    Jim was later than John.
  2. 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.
  3. At some time in the future.
    The meeting was adjourned to a later date.

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Interjection[edit]

later

  1. (slang) See you later; goodbye.
    Later, dude.

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Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: added · toward · feeling · #487: later · beyond · rose · age

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

later

  1. Comparative form of laat
  2. Having to do with or occurring in the future.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of later
uninflected later
inflected latere
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial later
indefinite m./f. sing. latere
n. sing. later
plural latere
definite latere
partitive laters

Antonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

later

  1. later
  2. in the future

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *pleth₂- (flat), or from *stelh₃- (broad) (in which case latus would be its neuter form).

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Noun[edit]

later m (genitive lateris); third declension

  1. brick, tile

Descendants[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative later laterēs
genitive lateris laterum
dative laterī lateribus
accusative laterem laterēs
ablative latere lateribus
vocative later laterēs

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References[edit]

  • 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

later

  1. present tense of late

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse latr, from Proto-Germanic *lataz.

Adjective[edit]

later

  1. lazy, sluggish

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

later

  1. indefinite plural of lat