latest

adjective
lat·​est | \ˈlā-təst \

Definition of latest 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : last

2 : most recent

latest

noun

Definition of latest (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the latest acceptable time usually used in the phrase at the latest

2 : something that is the most recent or currently fashionable the latest in diving techniques

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Examples of latest in a Sentence

Adjective

She's interested in all the latest fashions. He is the latest person to announce his resignation.

Noun

that skirt is the absolute latest!
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Revenue figures disappointed, however, and the company warned growth could slow in the latest holiday quarter. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "Amazon Reports Another Profit but Sales Underwhelm," 25 Oct. 2018 Latest opinion polls show him as the front-runner in the 2018 presidential election. Mario Sergio Lima, Bloomberg.com, "Brazil's Popular Leader Lula Convicted: a Guide to What's Next," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of latest

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near latest

latero-

later on

Lates

latest

latewake

lateward

latewood

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The first known use of latest was before the 12th century

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latest

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English Language Learners Definition of latest

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: most recent

latest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of latest (Entry 2 of 2)

: the last possible or acceptable time

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