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Engelsk tillægsord: late

1. late being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningLate evening.
Late 18th century.
A late movie.
Took a late flight.
Had a late breakfast.

Termer med lignende betydningadvanced, after-hours, latish, posthumous, ripe


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)early, middle

2. late after the expected or usual time; delayed

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)belated, tardy

Termer med lignende betydningunpunctual

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)punctual

3. late of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA late development.
Their late quarrel.
His recent trip to Africa.
In recent months.
A recent issue of the journal.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)recent

Termer med lignende betydningpast

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)future, present

4. late having died recently

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHer late husband.

Termer med lignende betydningdead

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)alive, live

5. late of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningLate Greek.

Termer med lignende betydningModern, New, New

Overordnet emneområdelinguistics

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)middle, early

6. late at or toward an end or late period or stage of development

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe late phase of feudalism.
A later symptom of the disease.
Later medical science could have saved the child.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)later

Termer med lignende betydningadvanced, tardive

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)early

7. late (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe former president.
Our late President is still very active.
The previous occupant of the White House.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)former, previous

Termer med lignende betydningpast

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)future, present

Engelsk biord: late

1. late later than usual or than expected

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)belatedly, tardily

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)ahead of time, too soon, early

2. late to an advanced time

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDeep into the night.
Talked late into the evening.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)deep

3. late at an advanced age or stage

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe married late.
Undertook the project late in her career.

4. late in the recent past

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)lately, latterly, of late, recently

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