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    later - Dictionary definition and meaning for word later

    (adj) coming at a subsequent time or stage
    Synonyms : posterior , ulterior
    Example Sentence
    • without ulterior argument
    • the mood posterior to
    (adj) at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
    Synonyms : late
    Example Sentence
    • the late phase of feudalism
    • a later symptom of the disease
    • later medical science could have saved the child
    (adv) happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    Example Sentence
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that
    (adv) at some eventual time in the future
    Synonyms : by and by
    Example Sentence
    • By and by he'll understand
    • I'll see you later
    (adv) comparative of the adverb `late'
    Example Sentence
    • he stayed later than you did
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