Definition of LATE

  1. (adj)after the expected or usual time; delayed
  2. (adj)of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
  3. (adj)having died recently
  4. (adj)(used especially of persons) of the immediate past
  5. (adj)being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
  6. (adj)of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
  7. (adj)at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
  8. (adv)later than usual or than expected
  9. (adv)to an advanced time
  10. (adv)at an advanced age or stage
  11. (adv)in the recent past