Later definition

lātər
Subsequently; afterward. Often used with on .

She arrived on the ferry, and he came later. He later felt that he was wrong. Later on, we watched a movie.

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At a later time; after some time; subsequently.
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(informal) Used to express goodbye.
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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.

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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!"

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Comparative form of late: more late.

You came in late yesterday and today you came in even later.

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Afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).

My roommate arrived first. I arrived later.

I arrived later than my roommate.

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At some unspecified time in the future.

I wanted to do it now, but I'll have to do it later.

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Comparative form of late: more late.

Jim was later than John.

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Coming afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).

The Victorian era is a later period of English history than the Elizabethan era.

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At some time in the future.

The meeting was adjourned to a later date.

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(slang) See you later; goodbye.

Later, dude.

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(slang) Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons.
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later on
  • subsequently
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of later

  • late + -er

    From Wiktionary