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Meaning of late

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: 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"
             [syn: {late}, {belatedly}, {tardily}] [ant: {ahead of
             time}, {early}, {too soon}]
      2: to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into
         the evening" [syn: {deep}, {late}]
      3: at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook
         the project late in her career"
      4: 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" [syn: {recently},
         {late}, {lately}, {of late}, {latterly}]
      adj 1: 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" [ant: {early}, {middle}]
      2: 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" [syn: {belated}, {late},
      3: 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" [syn: {late(a)}, {recent}]
      4: having died recently; "her late husband"
      5: of a later stage in the development of a language or
         literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek"
         [ant: {early}, {middle}]
      6: 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"
         [syn: {late}, {later(a)}] [ant: {early}]
      7: (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" [syn: {former(a)},
         {late(a)}, {previous(a)}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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