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later

EN[ˈleɪtə] [ˈleɪtɚ] [ˈleɪ̯ɾɚ] [-eɪtə(ɹ)]
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  • Later may refer to:
  • Later (magazine), a 1999-2001 UK men's magazine
  • Later (talk show), a 1988-2001 late-night U.S. television talk show
  • Later... with Jools Holland, a British music television show
  • Colleen Later, American artist and musician
  • Future, the indefinite time period after the present

    Definition of later in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveBFlateSUPlatestSUF-er
    1. comparative form of late: more late.
      1. Jim was later than John.
    2. Coming afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).
      1. The Victorian era is a later period of English history than the Elizabethan era.
    3. At some time in the future.
      1. The meeting was adjourned to a later date.
  • AdverbBFlateSUPlatest
    1. comparative form of late: more late.
      1. You came in late yesterday and today you came in even later.
    2. Afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).
      1. My roommate arrived first. I arrived later.
      2. I arrived later than my roommate.
    3. At some unspecified time in the future.
      1. I wanted to do it now, but I'll have to do it later.
  • Interjection
    1. SLA See you later; goodbye.
      1. Later, dude.
    2. SLA Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The home team took several shots on goal but was unable to capitalize until late in the game.
        • I'm about ready to turn into a pumpkin. You can stay up later if you want.
        • ohn is late for the meeting because the photocopier ate his report. ‎
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Later it was found that both genes are specifically expressed in germ cell clusters, primordial and early primary oocytes in females and in prespermatogonia and spermatogonia in males.
        • Late 14th century: For, but if Crist open myracle kiþe, / Wiþouten gilt þou shalt be slayn as swiþe. — Geoffrey Chaucer, The Man of Law's Tale
        • Later he would have the original reauthenticated and resell it in New York.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Committing half his reserves nearly three hours after the attack was too little, too late.
        • The previous presentation ran over and ours had to start late.
        • They started together, but the drummer came in late.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Phrasebook
          • Terms related to Farewells
        • Adjectives
          • Adjective forms
            • Adjective comparative forms
          • Adverbs
            • Adverb forms
              • Adverb comparative forms
            • Interjections
              • Morphemes
                • Suffixes
                  • Words by suffix
                    • Words suffixed with -er
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              1. en lateral
              2. en laterite
              3. en laters
              4. en latera
              5. en latered
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of later for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "later" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasebook. It's also an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an adverb form. It's also an interjection. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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