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later

adverb

Simple Definition of later

  • : at a time in the future : at a time following an earlier time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of later

  1. :  at some time subsequent to a given time :  subsequently, afterward <one week later> <they later regretted the decision> —often used with on <experience that will be useful later on>

Examples of later in a sentence

  1. I'll talk to you again later.

  2. They later regretted the decision.

  3. She returned several weeks later.

  4. I saw him again later that morning.



13th Century

First Known Use of later

13th century


-later

noun combining form

Definition of -later

  1. :  worshiper <bibliolater>



Origin of -later

French -latre, from Late Latin -latres, from Greek -latrēs; akin to Greek latron pay




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