What is late?

  • (adj): (used especially of persons) of the immediate past.
    Example: "Our late President is still very active"
    Synonyms: former, previous
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on late:

Pelagius Of Asturias
... and career are two Latin chronicles produced in the late ninth century in the kingdom he founded ... All of this, however is a late tradition ... According to the late tradition, Munuza, the Berber governor of Iegione (either Gijón or León), became attracted to Pelagius' sister and sent word to Tariq ibn Ziyad, who ordered him to capture Pelagius and send ...
Auk - Systematics
... Family Alcidae (=Pan-Alcidae) Basal and incertae sedis Alcodes (fossil Late Miocene of Orange County, USA) Hydrotherikornis (fossil Late Eocene of Oregon, USA ...
Vlade Divac - In Popular Culture
... As a result he appeared quite a few times on Los Angeles-based late night programmes such as The Arsenio Hall Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ... Later in his career, he appeared on Larry King Live in 1999 and The Late Late Show in 2002 ... Once Brothers, where he discusses the exploits of the Yugoslavia national basketball team in the late 1980s and early 1990s and how the Yugoslav Wars tore them apart, especially in ...
Vernon And Irene Castle - World War I: Vernon's Death
... While he was away, late in 1917 Irene appeared in a star-studded revue, Miss 1917 ... In addition, her business was scheduled for late in the evening, around 1030, and she found it difficult to perform so late and then do film work during the day ...

More definitions of "late":

  • (adj): Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time.
    Example: "A late development"; "their late quarrel"
    Synonyms: recent
  • (adj): Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.
    Example: "Late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"
  • (adv): Later than usual or than expected.
    Example: "The train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"
    Synonyms: belatedly, tardily
  • (adv): At an advanced age or stage.
    Example: "She married late"; "undertook the project late in her career"
  • (adj): After the expected or usual time; delayed.
    Example: "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"
    Synonyms: belated, tardy
  • (adj): Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages.
    Example: "Late Greek"
  • (adj): Having died recently.
    Example: "Her late husband"
  • (adj): At or toward an end or late period or stage of development.
    Example: "The late phase of feudalism"
    Synonyms: later
  • (adv): To an advanced time.
    Example: "Talked late into the evening"
    Synonyms: deep

Famous quotes containing the word late:

    Therefore with idle hands and head I sit
    In late December before the fire’s daze
    Punished by crimes of which I would be quit.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The late Président de Montesquieu told me that he knew how to be blind—he had been so for such a long time—but I swear that I do not know how to be deaf: I cannot get used to it, and I am as humiliated and distressed by it today as I was during the first week. No philosophy in the world can palliate deafness.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)