1. [Adjective]: 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"

2. [Adjective]: being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"

3. [Adjective]: of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek"

4. [Adverb]: 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"

5. [Adverb]: at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career"

6. [Adverb]: 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"

7. [Adverb]: to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"

8. 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"

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