- The definition of later is afterward.
An example of the use of later as an adverb is in the sentence, "We will go later," which means we will go at a future time.
- Later is defined as an informal way of saying bye.
An example of the use of later as an interjection is in the sentence, "I'm leaving now! Later!" which means, "I'm leaving now! Goodbye!"
later definition by Webster's New World
later definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective Comparative of late. adverb Comparative of late.
later - Phrases/Idioms
Variant of late
- happening, coming, etc. after the usual, proper, or expected time; tardy; behindhand
- happening, being, continuing, etc. far on in the day, night, year, etc.: the late afternoon, a late party
- happening, being, continuing, etc. toward the end; far advanced in a period, development, etc.: the late Middle Ages
- happening, appearing, etc. just previous to the present time; recent: a late news bulletin
- having been so recently but not now: the late allies
- having recently died
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English læt, slow, sluggish, tardy, akin to Dutch laat, German lass, slow, lazy ; from Indo-European an unverified form lēid ; from base an unverified form lēi-, to neglect, let go from source let, Classical Latin lassus, weak
- lateness noun