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late /leɪt/ adjective (comparative later, superlative latest)

دیراینده ، تازه ، گذشته ، کند ، تا دیر وقت ، اخیرا ، تادیرگاه ، زیاد ، مرحوم ، قانون ـ فقه: متوفی
- overdue, behind, behindhand, belated, delayed, last-minute, tardy
- recent, advanced, fresh, modern, new
- dead, deceased, defunct, departed, former, past
- belatedly, at the last minute, behindhand, behind time, dilatorily, tardily
Antonyms: early, prompt, punctual
Contrasted words: opportune, seasonable, well-timed
English Thesaurus: dead, lifeless, late, deceased, departed, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. late1 S1 W1 /leɪt/ adjective (comparative later, superlative latest)
[Language: Old English; Origin: læt]

1. AFTER EXPECTED TIME arriving, happening, or done after the time that was expected, agreed, or arranged Antonym : early:
Sorry I’m late – I overslept.
ten minutes/two hours etc late
You’re half an hour late.
The train was even later than usual.
We apologize for the late departure of flight AZ709.
There are penalties if loan repayments are late.
late for
Cheryl was late for school.
late with
We’ve never been late with the rent.

2. NEAR THE END [only before noun] used to refer to the part near the end of a period of time Antonym : early:
a late eighteenth century building
Paul’s in his late forties.
in the late 1980s
By late afternoon, she had done 10 drawings.

3. be too late to arrive or do something after the time when something could or should have been done:
He shouted a warning but it was too late.
too late to do something
Are we too late to get tickets?
It was too late to turn back.

4. AFTER USUAL TIME happening or done after the usual or normal time:
a late breakfast
The harvest was late this year because of the rain.
She looked tired – too many late nights (=nights when she went to bed after the normal time).

5. EVENING near the end of a day:
the late movie
It’s late – I’d better go home.

6. DEAD [only before noun] dead
late husband/wife
Mrs. Moore’s late husband

7. late developer/bloomer
a) a child who develops socially, emotionally, or physically at a later age than other children
b) someone who does not become successful until they are older

8. it’s (a little/bit) late in the day (to do something) used to show disapproval because someone has done something too late:
It’s a bit late in the day to start having objections.

9. late of something formal used about someone who has died fairly recently:
Billy Hicks, late of this parish
—lateness noun [uncountable]:
penalties for lateness at work
despite the lateness of the hour

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. late2 S2 W3 adverb (comparative later, superlative no superlative)

1. after the usual time:
The stores are open later on Thursdays.
Ellen has to work late tonight.
Can you stay late?

2. after the arranged or expected time Antonym : early
ten minutes/two hours etc late
The bus came ten minutes late.

3. too late after the time when something could or should have been done:
The advice came too late.

4. near to the end of a period of time or an event
late in
The wedding took place late in May.
It was not a place to walk in late at night.

5. as late as something used to express surprise that something considered old-fashioned was still happening so recently:
Capital punishment was still used in Britain as late as the 1950s.

6. of late formal recently:
Birth rates have gone down of late.

7. late in life if you do something late in life, you do it at an older age than most people do it

8. better late than never used to say that you are glad someone has done something, or to say that they should do something even though they are late
run late at run1(39)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

VERBS be, feel, seem I don't know what the time is, but it feels quite late.
make sb
ADV. extremely, really, very | a bit, fairly, a little, quite, rather, relatively
PREP. for I'm late for work.
in He took up music late in life.
with He was now three weeks late with his rent.
PHRASES an hour, ten minutes, etc. late The train was 45 minutes late.
leave it a bit/rather/very late You've left it a bit late to start your homework, haven't you?

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: I often watch television until late night.
GOOD: I often watch television until late at night.
BAD: Even late in the night, the roads are very busy.
GOOD: Even late at night, the roads are very busy.

Usage Note:
late at night : 'Hedgehogs like to roam around late at night, when most other animals are asleep.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: better late than never , of late

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

TahlilGaran Online Dictionary ver 14.0
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