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Overview of adj late

The adj late has 7 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (33) late

(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")

2. (4) belated, late, tardy

(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")

3. (3) late, recent

(of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal")

4. (3) late

(having died recently; "her late husband")

5. (2) late

(of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek")

6. (1) late, later

(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")

7. former, late, previous

((used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House")


Overview of adv late

The adv late has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (16) late, belatedly, tardily

(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")

2. (3) deep, late

(to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening")

3. late

(at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career")

4. recently, late, lately, of late, latterly

(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")

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