Doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time
Formerly but not now living or working in a specified place or institution
the train was late
a later chapter
the latest reports from the region
Very late; especially occurring at a very late hour.
A person who is accustomed to rise or go to bed late; a keeper of late hours.
(In a school) a book in which the names of pupils arriving late are recorded.
A cut made with a delayed action so as to send the ball to the off side behind the wicket
Designating semi-formal clothing suitable for late afternoon or early evening wear.
A fee charged for the late arrival or delivery of something; specifically an increased or additional fee paid in order to secure the dispatch of a letter posted after the advertised time of collection, a late-letter fee (now rare).
Of, relating to, or occurring relatively late in a person's life.
A mark made beside a pupil's name in a register to indicate that he or she has arrived late.
Designating the latter part of pregnancy (especially the third trimester of a human pregnancy) or a fetus at this stage of gestation; of, relating to, or occurring in this part of pregnancy.
A meal eaten late in the afternoon or evening.
Occurring at a late hour; characterized by or keeping late hours.
The hours after most people have gone to bed, especially when spent socializing.
(Frequently in plural) any one of the innings towards the end of a game, especially the seventh or a later inning; also attributive, as late inning home run, late inning rally, etc.
Latin of about ad 200–600
(Especially of a car) recently made or of a recent design
Happening late at night
Denoting a medical condition occurring relatively late in life, especially as considered in relation to a different form of the same condition
Designating fruit, crops, etc., picked or harvested relatively late in the season, especially grapes picked later than the general harvest.
A person who habitually gets out of bed at a late hour of the morning
A shift which begins during the latter part of the day, especially in the late afternoon or evening.
An illegal tackle against an opponent who is no longer in possession of the ball.
To tackle (an opponent) illegally, when he or she is no longer in possession of the ball.
A person or group that is slow to start using a new product or technology; specifically (chiefly Marketing) a type of consumer considered to be in the last two of five categories, gauged in terms of their readiness to adopt an innovation; also in extended use.
A plant which flowers relatively late, typically in late summer or early autumn.
(Of a plant) blooming relatively late in the growing season, typically in late summer or early autumn.
Designating port wine which is matured for longer before bottling than vintage port; frequently in late-bottled vintage (abbreviated LBV).
(Of a news story) that becomes public or breaks close to or after the print or broadcast deadline for a newspaper, newscast, etc.; (in extended use) very recent, up-to-date, last-minute.
(Of fruit or crops, especially grapes) gathered later than the general harvest; (of wine, especially sweet white wine) made from such grapes.
Of or relating to the later stages of the final glaciation, from the beginning of the rise in temperature about 15,000 years ago to about 10,000 years ago
Designating any of various types of wine, especially sweet white wine, made from grapes gathered later than the general harvest.
A licence allowing a public house, nightclub, etc., to serve alcohol beyond the usual hours.
The action or practice of illegally tackling an opponent who is no longer in possession of the ball.
(Chiefly in Marxist thought) the latest or current stage in the development of capitalism, especially capitalism since the end of the Second World War (1945), seen as characterized by the dominance of multinational corporations, globalization, and consumerism, and as having permeated all areas of social and cultural life.
A person who matures or flourishes at a later age than usual
Deliberately arriving after an event has started, especially in order to prove one’s social status
(Of a specified person) no longer alive
Get up and go to bed late
At a late stage in proceedings, especially too late to be useful
An event suggested as having occurred during the early history of the solar system, when an exceptionally large number of asteroids may have collided with the terrestrial planets as they were being formed.
A person who matures or flourishes at a specified time
A person or thing that starts in a specified way
Become aware of or get involved in something long after others
In a manner characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular style or trend