Latter Definition

lătər
adjective
Webster's New World
Later; more recent.
Webster's New World
Last mentioned of two.
Jack and Bill are twins, but the latter is shorter than the former.
Webster's New World
Nearer the end or close.
The latter part of May.
Webster's New World
Further advanced in time or sequence; later.
A style that has been revived in latter times.
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noun
The second of two persons or things mentioned.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • the last named
  • the last mentioned
  • the second of the two
Antonyms:

Origin of Latter

  • Middle English later from Old English lætra lē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English lætra.

    From Wiktionary

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