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Adjectivelate (comparative late, superlative r)
- 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.
- (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 valid excuse of being in hospital - in intensive care - for most of the night.
- (not used comparatively) Euphemism for deceased, particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. Often used with the.
- Her late husband had left her well provided for.
- The piece was composed by the late Igor Stravinsky.
near the end of a period of time
near the end of the day
at the end of a period
not arriving until after an expected time
euphemism for dead
Adverblate (comparative late, superlative r)
- After a deadline has passed, past a designated time.
- We drove as fast as we could, but we still arrived late.
- a day late and a dollar short
- as of late
- better late than never
- day late, dollar short
- late night
- sooner or later
proximate in time
- Alternate form of laat.
Adverblātē (comparative lātius, superlative lātissimē)
Adverbial form of læt
late (infinitive: latir)
- Informal second-person singular (“tú”) affirmative imperative form of latir.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of latir.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of latir.
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