1. (v.) Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.

2. (v.) Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.

3. (v.) Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; lately deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.

4. (v.) Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.

5. (v.) Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.

6. (a.) After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; -- opposed to early.

7. (a.) Not long ago; lately.

8. (a.) Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night.

after time ahead of time anachronistic ancient antedated arrested asleep asleep in Jesus at rest back backward beforehand behind behind time behindhand belated belatedly bereft of life blocked breathless bygone called home carrion checked cold croaked current dated dead dead and gone death-struck deceased deep into defunct delayed delayed-action demised departed departed this life destitute of life detained dilatory done for early erstwhile exanimate extinct fallen far on finished food for worms fore foredated former formerly fresh gone gone to glory gone west held up heretofore hung up ill-considered ill-seasoned ill-timed immemorial impeded improper in a bind in abeyance inanimate inappropriate inauspicious inconvenient inexpedient infelicitous inopportune intempestive intrusive irrelevant jammed last late lamented lately later latish latter latterly launched into eternity lifeless mal a propos malapropos martyred metachronistic misdated mistimed moratory never on time new newly come no more none too soon obstructed of late of yesterday off base old olden once onetime out of date out of line out of phase out of season out of time overdue parachronistic passed on past past due postdated preceding prehistoric premature previous previously primeval primitive prior prochronistic pushing up daisies quondam recent recently released reposing resting easy retarded sainted set back sleeping slow slowed down smitten with death sometime still stillborn stopped taken away taken off tardily tardy then too late too soon unbefitting unfavorable unfit unfitting unfortunate unhandy unhappy unlucky unpropitious unpunctual unready unripe unseasonable unsuitable untimely untoward whilom with the Lord with the saints without life without vital functions wrong


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