late late  /ˈleɪt/


  1. (adj) being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
  2. (adj) after the expected or usual time; delayed
  3. (adj) of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
  4. (adj) having died recently
  5. (adj) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
  6. (adj) at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
  7. (adj) (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
  8. (adv) later than usual or than expected
  9. (adv) to an advanced time
  10. (adv) at an advanced age or stage
  11. (adv) in the recent past



  1. A one-stop shop for the latest political happenings at any hour of the day.
  2. But by the time he sounded the alarm, it may have been too late.
  3. But that was all right because late-life crankiness had by then made us largely resistant to new ideas anyway.


  1. Racing late models on pavement running out of gas in area

    Motordrome Speedway and CNB Bank Raceway Park are the only pavement tracks in Western Pennsylvania that host Super Late Model races.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  2. Bruins DieHard: Late-Season Issues Resurface In Chicago

    Some late-season issues resurfaced for the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blackhawks, which could be a recipe for disaster.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

  3. "The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Continue to Top Late-Night Timeslot Competition for Week of June 3-7

    NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 3-7.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Futon Critic


  1. "Some say the gains we are making in Iraq come too late," Mr Bush said. "They are mistaken. It is never too late to deal a blow to al-Qaeda. It is never too late to advance freedom. And it is never too late to support our troops in a fight...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Times Online

  2. "We will vote on this measure again once there is a replacement named for the late Sen. Byrd," Reid said.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: The Associated Press

  3. Doing so, O'Brien wrote, would "seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. 'The Tonight Show' at 12:05 simply isn't 'The Tonight Show.' Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the 'Late...
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Conan O Brien Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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