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1. late

adjective. ['ˈleɪt'] being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.

Synonyms

  • latish
  • ripe
  • timing
  • advanced
  • after-hours

Antonyms

  • early
  • inopportune
  • unready
  • immature

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Late

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  • circumnavigate
  • recriminate
  • solid-state
  • remunerate
  • multistate
  • intrastate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • prorate
  • predate
  • overweight
  • overrate
  • misstate
  • mcfate
  • mccreight
  • lightweight
  • dictate

How do you pronounce late?

Pronounce late as leɪt.

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Sentences with late


1. Verb, base form
Adults feed from April to late August.

2. Adjective
Fishing for bass and sunfish is usually at its best in late spring and early summer.

3. Adverb
Do this very early in the morning or late in the evening when blooms are full of water.

Quotes about late


1. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot

2. Written in 1895, Alfred Nobel's will endowed prizes for scientific research in chemistry, physics, and medicine. At that time, these fields were narrowly defined, and researchers were often classically trained in only one discipline. In the late 19th century, knowledge of science was not a requisite for success in other walks of life.
- Peter Agre

3. There was a manifesto in the late '60s/early '70s, and it basically laid out what 'black art' was and that it should embrace black history and black culture. There were all these rules - I was shocked, when I found it in a book, that it even existed, that it would demarcate these artists.
- Kara Walker

2. late

adverb. ['ˈleɪt'] later than usual or than expected.

Synonyms

  • belatedly

Antonyms

  • seasonableness
  • preceding

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. late

adjective. ['ˈleɪt'] after the expected or usual time; delayed.

Synonyms

  • belated
  • tardy

Antonyms

  • presentness
  • earliness
  • pastness

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. late

adverb. ['ˈleɪt'] to an advanced time.

Antonyms

  • retarded

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. late

adjective. ['ˈleɪt'] having died recently.

Antonyms

  • green

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. late

adjective. ['ˈleɪt'] of the immediate past or just previous to the present time.

Synonyms

  • recent

Antonyms

  • present
  • untimeliness

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. late

adjective. ['ˈleɪt'] of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages.

Synonyms

  • Modern

Antonyms

  • early
  • tardiness

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. late

adjective. ['ˈleɪt'] at or toward an end or late period or stage of development.

Synonyms

  • advanced
  • later

Antonyms

  • lateness
  • unseasonableness
  • timeliness

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. late

adjective. ['ˈleɪt'] (used especially of persons) of the immediate past.

Synonyms

  • past
  • former

Antonyms

  • present
  • punctuality
  • succeeding

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. late

adverb. ['ˈleɪt'] in the recent past.

Synonyms

  • latterly
  • of late
  • recently

Antonyms

  • past
  • regressive
  • low-tech
  • back

Etymology

  • late (Middle English (1100-1500))
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