Late vs. Latest
By Muazma Batool — Published on February 26, 2023
Difference Between Late and Latest
Late vs. Latest Definitions
Coming, occurring, continuing, or remaining after the correct, usual, or expected time; delayed
a late breakfast.
a late meeting.
Superlative of late.
Occurring at an advanced hour, especially well into the evening or night
a late movie on television.
the late flight to Denver.
Something that is the most recent or current of its kind
the latest in electronic gadgetry.
Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage
the late 19th century.
a later symptom of the disease.
Having begun or occurred just previous to the present time; recent
a late development.
Here is the latest news on the accident.
My latest album, which is being published next week, is better than her last one.
the latest fashion.
At the latest.
Complete the XYZ task latest by today 5:00PM.
Having recently occupied a position or place
the company's late president gave the address.
The most recent thing, particularly information or news.
Have you heard the latest?
What's the latest on the demonstrations in New York?
Have you met Jane's latest? I hear he's a hunk.
Dead, especially if only recently deceased
in memory of the late explorer.
up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date;
the news is up-to-the-minute
the very latest scientific discoveries
After the expected, usual, or proper time
a train that arrived late.
woke late and had to skip breakfast.
in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style;
wears only the latest style
the last thing in swimwear
knows the newest dances
a with-it boutique
At or until an advanced hour
talked late into the evening.
At or into an advanced period or stage
a project undertaken late in her career.
As late as last week he was still in town.
Near the end of a period of time.
It was late in the evening when we finally arrived.
Specifically, near the end of the day.
It was getting late and I was tired.
Associated with the end of a period.
Late Latin is less fully inflected than classical Latin.
Not arriving until after an expected time.
Even though we drove as fast as we could, we were still late.
Panos was so late that he arrived at the meeting after Antonio, who had the excuse of being in hospital for most of the night.
Not having had an expected menstrual period.
I'm late, honey. Could you buy a test?
Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. the"; see usage notes.}}
Her late husband had left her well provided for.
The piece was composed by the late Igor Stravinsky.
Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; departed, or gone out of office.
the late bishop of London
the late administration
Recent — relative to the noun it modifies.
(astronomy) Of a star or class of stars, cooler than the sun.
(informal) A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place late in the day or at night.
After a deadline has passed, past a designated time.
We drove as fast as we could, but we still arrived late.
Formerly, especially in the context of service in a military unit.
Colonel Easterwood, late of the 34th Carbines, was a guest at the dinner party.
The Hendersons will all be there / Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair / What a scene!
Not long ago; just now.
Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.
Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.
Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; recently deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.
Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.
Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.
After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; - opposed to early.
Not long ago; lately.
Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night.
being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time;
late 18th century
a late movie
took a late flight
had a late breakfast
in the middle years
in his middle thirties
after the expected or usual time; delayed;
a 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
of the immediate past or just previous to the present time;
a late development
their late quarrel
his recent trip to Africa
in recent months
a recent issue of the journal
having died recently;
her late husband
of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages;
Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500
at or toward an end or late period or stage of development;
the late phase of feudalism
a later symptom of the disease
later medical science could have saved the child
(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;
the former president
our late President is still very active
the previous occupant of the White House
later than usual or than expected;
the 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
to an advanced time;
deep into the night
talked late into the evening
at an advanced age or stage;
she married late
undertook the project late in her career
in the recent past;
he 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
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