She arrived on the ferry, and he came later. He later felt that he was wrong. Later on, we watched a movie.
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.
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!"
My roommate arrived first. I arrived later.
I arrived later than my roommate.
I wanted to do it now, but I'll have to do it later.
The Victorian era is a later period of English history than the Elizabethan era.
The meeting was adjourned to a later date.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of later
- late + -er