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Adjective late has 7 senses
  1. late - being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"
    Antonyms:
    early, aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial, advance, beforehand, archean, archaean, archeozoic, archaeozoic, azoic, earlier, earliest, earlyish, matutinal, untimely, previous, premature, proterozoic, proto, wee, middle, intervening, mid
  2. belated, late, tardy - 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"
    Antonym: punctual (indirect, via unpunctual)
  3. late, recent - 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"
    Antonym: present (indirect, via future, past)
    Antonym: future (indirect, via past, present)
  4. late - having died recently; "her late husband"
    Antonym:
    alive (indirect, via dead)
  5. late - of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek"
    Antonyms:
    early, Old, middle
  6. late, later - 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"
    Antonyms: early, archaic, new, young, crude, primitive, rude, embryonic, embryotic, incipient, inchoate, precocious
  7. former, late, previous - (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"
    Antonym: present (indirect, via future, past)
    Antonym: future (indirect, via past, present)
Adverbial late has 4 senses
  1. late, belatedly, tardily - 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"
    Antonyms: early, ahead of time, too soon
  2. deep, late - to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"
  3. late - at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career"
  4. recently, late, lately, of late, latterly - 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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