late

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late is part of the Basic English 850.
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late is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
late

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
late

Comparative
later

Superlative
latest

  1. An event is late if it happens after a specified time.
    He was late to his appointment.
  2. If something is late in a period of time, it is towards the end of that time.
    You come in the late afternoon.
    It was a late meeting.
  3. (usually before a noun) A late relative, president, colleague, etc is dead.
    I loved my late husband.

Related words[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
late

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Not on time.
    He came five minutes late.
  2. Late at night.
    We stayed late and went home in the dark.