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Main Entry: 1late
Inflected Form(s): lat·er; lat·est
Etymology: Old English læt "late, slow" --related to 4LAST 1 a: coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time <a late spring> b: of or relating to an advanced stage in time or development <the late Middle Ages>; especially: far advanced toward the close of the day or night <late hours> 2 a: having died or held some position or relationship recently <the late president> b: RECENT 1b <a late discovery> - late·nessnoun