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Meaning of later by Wiktionary Dictionary

later


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /leɪtə/
    • Rhymes: -eɪtə( r )

    Etymology

    late + -er

    Adverb

    later

    1. comparative form of late: more late
      You came in late yesterday and today you came in even later .
    2. Afterward in time ( used with than when comparing with another time ) .
      My roommate arrived first. I arrived later .
      I arrived later than my roommate .
    3. At some unspecified time in the future .
      I wanted to do it now, but I'll have to do it later .

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    Adjective

    later

    1. comparative form of late: more late
      Jim was later than John .
    2. Coming afterward in time ( used with than when comparing with another time ) .
      The Victorian era is a later period of English history than the Elizabethan era .
    3. At some time in the future .
      The meeting was adjourned to a later date .

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    Interjection

    later

    1. ( slang ) See you later; goodbye .
      Later, dude .
    2. ( slang ) Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons .

    Frequently used with "for you". "Later for you."

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Explanation of later by Wordnet Dictionary

later


    Adverb
    1. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

    2. he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    3. at some eventual time in the future

    4. I'll see you later
    5. comparative of the adverb `late'

    6. he stayed later than you did
    Adjective
    1. coming at a subsequent time or stage

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

    3. a later symptom of the disease
      later medical science could have saved the child


    Definition of later by GCIDE Dictionary

    later


    1. Later n.; pl. Lateres [L.] A brick or tile. Knight.

    2. Later a. Compar. of Late, a. & adv.