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I did meet 'The Everly Brothers' once, and we talked for awhile. Then we figured out we were first cousins! My late mother was the sister of Don and Phil's father, Ike Everly.
James Best

Meaning of "late" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LATE

Old English læt; related to Old Norse latr, Gothic lats.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LATE

late  [leɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Late can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES LATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Late

Late may refer to: ▪ A deceased person or thing ▪ Late, a 2000 album by The 77s ▪ Late!, a pseudonym used by Dave Grohl on his Pocketwatch album ▪ Late, an underground rapper from Wolverhampton ▪ "Late", a song by Blue Angel ▪ Late, an uninhabited volcanic island southwest of Vavaʻu in the kingdom of Tonga ▪ "Late", a song by Kanye West from Late Registration...

Definition of late in the English dictionary

The first definition of late in the dictionary is occurring or arriving after the correct or expected time. Other definition of late is occurring, scheduled for, or being at a relatively advanced time. Late is also towards or near the end.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LATE


affiliate
əˈfɪlɪˌeɪt
appreciate
əˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt
associate
əˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt
create
kriːˈeɪt
date
deɪt
debate
dɪˈbeɪt
donate
dəʊˈneɪt
eight
eɪt
estate
ɪˈsteɪt
estimate
ˈɛstɪˌmeɪt
gate
ɡeɪt
generate
ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
great
ɡreɪt
hate
heɪt
Kate
keɪt
Kuwait
kʊˈweɪt
mate
meɪt
out-of-state
ˈaʊtəvˌsteɪt
participate
pɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt
plate
pleɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LATE

latchstring
late developer
Late Greek
late hours
late in the day
Late Latin
late riser
late trading
late-night
late-night shopping
late-type star
late-wake
latecomer
lated
lateen
lateen sail
lateener
lateenrigged
lately
laten

WORDS THAT END LIKE LATE

accurate
appropriate
at any rate
certificate
chocolate
corporate
exclusive OR gate
graduate
in the aggregate
inaccurate
inappropriate
on a plate
private
real estate
separate
state
template
translate
ultimate
up to date

Synonyms and antonyms of late in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «late» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of late

Translation of «late» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LATE

Find out the translation of late to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of late from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «late» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

迟的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tardío
570 millions of speakers

English

late
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

देर से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَأخِّرٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опоздавший
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

atrasado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিলম্বে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en retard
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terlambat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verspätet
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

遅れた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

늦은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pungkasane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

muộn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாமதமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उशीरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tardo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

późny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пізній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

întârziat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αργοπορημένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of late

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LATE»

The term «late» is very widely used and occupies the 2.125 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «late» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «late» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about late

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10 QUOTES WITH «LATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word late.
1
Joey Adams
Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.'
2
Carmelo Anthony
It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions.
3
Iggy Azalea
I'm irrational about all things creative, and I'm always late!
4
Yves Behar
I wanted to be a writer as a teen... so storytelling was my first love. In my late teens, design became an obsession as I realized that I could express myself through the medium. Much later, when I founded Fuseproject in 1999, our slogan became 'design brings stories to life.'
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James Best
I did meet 'The Everly Brothers' once, and we talked for awhile. Then we figured out we were first cousins! My late mother was the sister of Don and Phil's father, Ike Everly.
6
Emile M. Cioran
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
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Ester Dean
I will make up a crush, you hear me?! I will look at a guy and say, for two months at least, 'I think you're cute.' And then I can be psycho. I will go in my head and make a whole life with him, he don't even understand why I'm mad at him. I'm like... 'cause you came in late last night!' And he's like, 'I don't even know you.'
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Kiki Dee
In my late 30s, I flirted with the idea of having a child without necessarily being in a steady relationship. But I've never had a strong maternal urge, and then I got cancer of the womb - luckily caught at an early stage - so that put paid to that.
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Ted Demme
And then we watched an amazing number of movies from the late '60s and '70s, which is my favorite time, and we studied their camera movements, their stocks, the way they lit stuff, the colors they used.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Getting up quite late in the morning, going and trying to clean my bikes - I have quite a few of them in Ranchi - spending some time with my family, my parents and friends. Going out for rides with my friends and having lunch or dinner at a roadside hotel - that's my favourite time-pass. These are the sort of things that really excite me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LATE»

Discover the use of late in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to late and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of ...
Examining aseries of El Niño-induced droughts and the famines that they spawnedaround the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Mike Davisdiscloses the intimate, baleful relationship between imperial arroganceand natural incident ...
Mike Davis, 2002
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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone.
Matthew Lyon, Katie Hafner, 1999
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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity
The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations.
Scott Johnson, 2012
4
The Late Great Planet Earth
Based on passages from the Old and New Testaments, the author predicts events which will immediately affect the future of our planet.
Hal Lindsey, 1970
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The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century
Disillusionment with democracy, Huntington argues, is necessary to consolidating democracy. He concludes the book with an analysis of the political, economic, and cultural factors that will decide whether or not the third wave continues.
Samuel P. Huntington, 1993
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Ravenna in Late Antiquity
This book provides a comprehensive survey of Ravenna's history and monuments in late antiquity, including discussions of scholarly controversies, archaeological discoveries, and new interpretations of art works. -from publisher description
Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, 2010
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Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of “postmodernism” Jameson’s inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from “high”; art to “low,” from market ...
Fredric Jameson, 1991
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Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture
A paperback edition of Miri Rubin's highly successful study of the meaning of the eucharist, c. 1150-1500.
Miri Rubin, 1991
9
Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in ...
Focusing on the shared vocabulary of images and ideas with which late ancient Christians and Muslims imagined the past, present, and future, this book seeks to understand why violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the ...
Thomas Sizgorich, 2012
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Too Late to Say Goodbye
The definitive unravelling of one of the strangest murder investigations of our time, this is the greatest achievement of a truly great writing career.
Ann Rule, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term late is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stephen Colbert Is Staying Relevant Before 'The Late Show …
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” doesn't premiere on CBS until Sept. 6, but you wouldn't know that from the Web, where his videos are ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
2
Bowditch bemoans late stumble | SBS News
An hour later, he was left contemplating a missed opportunity after slipping four shots off the pace thanks to a few late stumbles. «SBS, Jul 15»
3
MoD SAS death apology 'two years too late' - BBC News
The family of a Conwy man who died on an SAS selection march in 2013 have said a Ministry of Defence apology is "two years too late". «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
Late McDaid point rescues wasteful Galway in poor final
A late Conor McDaid free rescued Galway in a poor Connacht minor final at Dr Hyde Park yesterday. At stages in the game Galway looked as if ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
5
Trott's best ended by Somerset late fightback | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Jonathan Trott's highest score for Warwickshire since retiring from international cricket helped earn his side a narrow ascendancy over ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
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Shipwreck found off US coast, possibly from late 1700s - The Times …
The expedition led by Duke University marine scientist Cindy Van Dover has found a shipwreck that may date back to the late 1700s. (Via AP). «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Toronto Blue Jays plan to bring back Aaron Sanchez as a late
Sanchez, who is with Triple-A Buffalo on an injury rehab assignment, will rejoin the Jays this week as a late-innings reliever, manager John ... «National Post, Jul 15»
8
Stampeders erase 16-point deficit, beat Blue Bombers with late field …
CALGARY — Juwan Simpson preserved a big win for the Stampeders on Saturday with a key interception late in the game. The veteran ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
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Late author Chuck Bowden will be honored Saturday
Late author Chuck Bowden will be honored Saturday. Saved. Save Article; My Saved Items · Print Email. Respond: Write a letter to the editor ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
10
Prize Exhibit Rolls Late to Take San Clemente | BloodHorse.com
For the second time in three weeks, DP Racing's Prize Exhibit swung wide and went last to first to claim a Southern California graded turf stakes ... «BloodHorse.com, Jul 15»

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