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Entry Word: late
Function: adjective
Text: 1 not arriving, occurring, or settled at the due, usual, or proper time <I ran as fast as I could, but was still late for class>
Synonyms behind, behindhand, belated, delinquent, latish, overdue, tardy
Related Words delayed, detained, postponed; dilatory, laggard, slow, sluggish
Near Antonyms opportune, seasonable, timely; prompt, punctual
Antonyms early, premature
2 having been such at some previous time <the late councilman said he would never have allowed such behavior while he was in charge> -- see FORMER
3 no longer living <our late granduncle remembered us in his will> -- see DEAD 1