latter

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

Adjective[edit]

latter ‎(not comparable)

  1. Relating to or being the second of two items.
    • I. Watts
      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
      Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania?

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Most common English words before 1923: letters · history · master · #590: latter · fellow · hardly · wind

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Verb[edit]

latter

  1. (Jersey) to beat, spank, cane

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Etymology[edit]

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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