later

adverb
lat·er | \ˈlā-tər \

Definition of later 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Definition of -later (Entry 2 of 2)

: worshipper bibliolater

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Synonyms & Antonyms for later

Synonyms: Adverb

after, afterward (or afterwards), subsequently, thereafter

Antonyms: Adverb

ahead, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, previously

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Examples of later in a Sentence

Adverb

I'll talk to you again later. They later regretted the decision. She returned several weeks later. I saw him again later that morning.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

An automatic alert went out less than a minute later. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Ghostly particle caught in polar ice ushers in new way to look at the universe," 12 July 2018 Guerrettaz said that bond should be paid off no later than November. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Engineer: Crown Point loan interest to pay for water line improvements," 12 July 2018 Her family was later awarded $1.9 million in a wrongful death suit. Ariel Parrella-aureli, Chicago Reader, "365 Ways to Kill an American offers a new perspective on police brutality," 12 July 2018 His killers were acquitted of murder, but later admitted their crimes to a reporter. Jay Reeves, The Seattle Times, "Bill would release records from civil-rights cold cases," 10 July 2018 The rest of the league will be back July 25 or later. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, "For Many NFL Players, Summer Doesn't Bring Much of a Break," 9 July 2018 The deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity. CBS News, "Arizona state lawmaker pulled over for speeding tells deputy on video he sometimes drives 140 mph," 13 July 2018 In addition to their later in life barkeep duties, Mary Ellen and Parnell enjoyed careers with Hollywood highlights. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Chesterton Oz Fest ‘First Lady’ still greeting fans," 13 July 2018 Kavanaugh, who was part of independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation of President Bill Clinton and later served more than five years in President George W. Bush’s White House, is an ardent believer in executive power. Brian Bennett, Time, "How Brett Kavanaugh Could Change the Supreme Court—and America," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of later

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for later

Adverb

see late entry 1

Noun combining form

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

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The first known use of later was in the 13th century

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later

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of later

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

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