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Main Entry: 1late
Pronunciation: primarystresslamacrt
Function: adjective
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·ness noun

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