later

adverb lat·er \ ˈlā-tər \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of later

: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of later

see 1late


-later

noun combining form

Definition of -later

: worshipper
  • bibliolater

Origin and Etymology of -later

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



LATER Defined for English Language Learners

later

adverb

Definition of later for English Language Learners

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



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