latter

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From Old English lætra, comparative form of læt (late).

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latter (not comparable)

  1. Relating to or being the second of two items.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)[1]
      On sale next to dried fish and chicken feet were rats and bats (the latter's wings in a pile like leather scraps, also for sale), plus cut-up pigs and monkeys, their faces intact.
    • Isaac Watts
      (Can we date this quote?) the difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior
  2. Near (or nearer) to the end.
  3. Close (or closer) to the present time.
    • John Locke
      (Can we date this quote?) Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania?

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latter

  1. (Jersey) to beat, spank, cane

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From Old Norse hlátr

Noun[edit]

latter m (definite singular latteren) (uncountable)

  1. laughter
  2. laugh
    en god latter - a good laugh

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