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later meaning

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
        • When this was over, Mr. Woodhouse gratefully observed,—"It is very kind of you, Mr. Knightley, to come out at this late hour to call upon us."
        • Asturia's former margraviate Castilia became a realm itself, annexed all Asturia in 1037 and turned it into a titular principality as Castilia's (and later Spain's) royal primogeniture in 1388
        • At that stage of the game it was too late for diplomacy.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • 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 in the menopause period there also appear urogenital atrophic changes and related sexual dysfunctions, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and musculoarticular complaints.
        • 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.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • They started together, but the drummer came in late.
        • The book had lain on the attic floor until it was found decades later.
        • Go ahead and eat without me. I expect to be very 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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              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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