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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Late \Late\ (l[=a]t), a. [Compar. Later (l[=a]t"[~e]r), or
     latter (l[a^]t"t[~e]r); superl. Latest (l[=a]t"[e^]st) or
     Last (l[.a]st).] [OE. lat slow, slack, AS. l[ae]t; akin to
     OS. lat, D. laat late, G. lass weary, lazy, slack, Icel.
     latr, Sw. lat, Dan. lad, Goth. lats, and to E. let, v. See
     Let to permit, and cf. Alas, Lassitude.]
     1. Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or
        proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a
        late spring.
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     2. Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of
        the day; a late period of life.
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     3. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not
        now; recently deceased, departed, or gone out of office;
        as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.
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     4. Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the
        late rains; we have received late intelligence.
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     5. Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night;
        as, late revels; a late watcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Later \La"ter\, n.; pl. Lateres. [L.]
     A brick or tile. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Later \Lat"er\, a.
     Compar. of Late, a. & adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  later
      adv 1: happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "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" [syn: subsequently,
             later, afterwards, afterward, after, later on]
      2: at some eventual time in the future; "By and by he'll
         understand"; "I'll see you later" [syn: by and by, later]
      3: comparative of the adverb `late'; "he stayed later than you
         did"
      adj 1: coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior
             argument"; "the mood posterior to" [syn: later(a),
             ulterior, posterior]
      2: at or toward an end or late period or stage of development;
         "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the
         disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child"
         [syn: late, later(a)] [ant: early]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "later":
     after, after a time, after a while, after all, after that,
     afterward, afterwards, anon, approaching, attendant, before long,
     behind, by, by and by, by destiny, cadet, coming, consecutive,
     deathbed, desired, destinal, destined, determined, eleventh-hour,
     emergent, ensuing, eventual, ex post facto, extrapolated, fatal,
     fatally, fated, fatidic, following, forthcoming, future,
     futuristic, hereafter, hoped-for, hopefully, imminent, imminently,
     in aftertime, in the aftermath, in the future, in the sequel,
     junior, last-minute, late, latter, lineal, nearing, newly come,
     next, of yesterday, planned, plotted, posterior, predictably,
     predicted, probable, probably, projected, prophesied, prospective,
     proximo, puisne, recent, sequent, since, soon, subsequent,
     subsequently, succeeding, successive, then, thereafter, thereon,
     thereupon, therewith, to come, to-be, tomorrow, ultimate,
     younger
  
  

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