Latter meaning

lătər
Near or nearer to the end.

The latter part of the book.

adjective
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Further advanced in time or sequence; later.

A style that has been revived in latter times.

adjective
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The definition of latter is something that occurs toward the end or something that happens after another event.

An example of latter is 11:00 PM when the party started at 7:00 PM.

An example of latter is the second act in a play.

adjective
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Being the second of two persons or things mentioned.

Regarding captain and major, the latter rank is higher.

adjective
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2
Close (closer) to the present time.
adjective
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Last mentioned of two.

Jack and Bill are twins, but the latter is shorter than the former.

adjective
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adjective
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The second of two persons or things mentioned.
noun
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Near (nearer) to the end.
adjective
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Relating to or being the second of two items.
adjective
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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