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English adjective: later

1. later coming at a subsequent time or stage


SamplesWithout ulterior argument.
The mood posterior to.


Synonymsposterior, ulterior


Similarsubsequent


Antonymsantecedent

2. later at or toward an end or late period or stage of development


SamplesThe late phase of feudalism.
A later symptom of the disease.
Later medical science could have saved the child.


Synonymslate


Similaradvanced, tardive


Antonymsearly


English adverb: later

1. later happening at a time subsequent to a reference time


SamplesHe apologized subsequently.
He's going to the store but he'll be back here later.
It didn't happen until afterward.
Two hours after that.


Synonymsafter, afterward, afterwards, later on, subsequently

2. later at some eventual time in the future


SamplesBy and by he'll understand.
I'll see you later.


Synonymsby and by

3. later comparative of the adverb `late'


SamplesHe stayed later than you did.









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