Textual thesaurus for "late"

(adj) later

at or toward an end or late period or stage of development

the late phase of feudalism; a later symptom of the disease; later medical science could have saved the child

(adj) previous, former

(used especially of persons) of the immediate past

the former president; our late President is still very active; the previous occupant of the White House

(adj) recent

of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

a late development; their late quarrel; his recent trip to Africa; in recent months; a recent issue of the journal

(adj) belated, tardy

after the expected or usual time; delayed

a belated birthday card; I'm late for the plane; the train is late; tardy children are sent to the principal; always tardy in making dental appointments

(adv) tardily, belatedly

later than usual or than expected

the train arrived late; we awoke late; the children came late to school; notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline; I belatedly wished her a happy birthday

(adv) recently, lately, latterly, of late

in the recent past

he was in Paris recently; lately the rules have been enforced; as late as yesterday she was fine; feeling better of late; the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also

(adv) deep

to an advanced time

deep into the night; talked late into the evening