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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
later
I.adverb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a later version
▪ a later version of the software
an hour/three hours etc later
▪ An hour later she arrived home.
at a later stage
▪ These points will be dealt with at a later stage.
in later years
▪ In later years he regretted their argument.
later chapters (=the ones after this one)
▪ These points will be explored in more detail in later chapters.
later generations
▪ For later generations, however, the chances of getting work on leaving school were much lower.
leave (sth/sb) soon/now/later etc
▪ If he left immediately, he’d catch the 7.30 train.
see you later (=see you soon, or later in the same day)
the later part (=the part towards the end of a period of time )
▪ in the later part of the twentieth century
the later/final/closing stages
▪ She was well cared for during the final stages of her life.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
at a later/future date
▪ Or how about a vital organ being removed and the opt-out card being found at a later date?
▪ Peter Novick dismisses the Freudian theory of repression of trauma leading to problems at a later date.
▪ Secondary sources, in contrast, are interpretations of the past produced at a later date.
▪ Some firms are very flexible on this issue and where possible, allow them to relocate at a later date.
▪ The total would be capped at a later date.
▪ They feared further repercussions at a later date because their participation in the boycott would almost certainly go into their files.
▪ This is particularly helpful if your school's organisation seeks to register as a charity at a later date.
▪ This means that the sea in which the Bright Angel was deposited flooded the land in the east at a later date.
catch you later
▪ Okay, Randy, catch you later.
sooner or later
Sooner or later this would end up in the papers, and I would be out of a job.
▪ He is worried that sooner or later his business will fail.
▪ I'm sure Brian will turn up sooner or later.
▪ She's bound to find out sooner or later.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Later in the poem there is a reference to the poet's unhappy childhood.
Later that afternoon, Anna came to see me.
Later that month we got another letter from them asking for more money.
Later that night Bernstein visited her in her apartment.
▪ A couple of days later I saw her in a downtown bar.
▪ I'll tell you about it later when I'm not so busy.
▪ I didn't find out the truth until much later.
▪ I found out much later that some of the children I taught had become teachers themselves.
▪ Ronald Reagan joined the Republican Party in 1962 and later became Governor of California.
▪ She became ill in 1993, and died two years later.
▪ Sorry, I'm busy right now - I'll speak to you later.
▪ The first part of the film is really boring but it gets better later on.
▪ They reached the edge of the city half an hour later.
▪ We are developing a training course to run later in the year.
▪ We heard later that he had gone back to Japan.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A few days later I received another call.
▪ A patient who signs a consent form for a surgical operation can not later sue the surgeon for battery.
▪ A short time later, a woman entered the compartment and sat down across from them carrying a copy of Vogue.
▪ But we passed again, later, and the hands hadn't moved to an earlier time.
▪ He was later transferred to St John's hospital in Livingston where he underwent plastic surgery.
▪ Here it is ten months later and they are able to say thanks, we are healing..
▪ Time enough for that later, if need be.
▪ We will consider the implications of the failure of this assumption later in the section.
II.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
much
▪ Instead, the separation occurs much later when the embryo is made up already of many hundreds of cells.
▪ The turbo version of the new Golf Diesel is not due until much later in the year.
▪ They were not actually detected until much later.
▪ We instinctively understood that de Niro was referring to Taxi Driver, even in this much later movie and it's funny.
▪ He was writing much later than the others.
▪ A missing half wandered somewhere else, arriving much later.
▪ The logical outcome of this slow change of direction was to come later, but not much later.
▪ One afternoon after an especially long session she was forced to catch a much later bus home than usual.
slightly
▪ He was also seen on the same Monday slightly later standing at Crown Point, Martlesham.
▪ That direct engagement with the space may be compared with a slightly later work by Richard Serra.
▪ The slightly later and opposing tradition is that of the lexicographer as the objective observer and recorder of language.
▪ They occur in deposits slightly later than most afropithecins.
▪ The nose is mutilated; the bust was apparently deliberately buried in late antiquity with a companion piece of slightly later date.
▪ The lid does not belong and is slightly later in date.
▪ A coach-house of slightly later vintage served as a double garage.
▪ Developments in the creative and performing arts coincided with only a slightly later phase.
■ NOUN
date
▪ If the new system is a success it will be adopted on other sites at a later date.
▪ Kozloski will rule on the divorce terms at a later date.
▪ When the baseline is repeated at some later date, after the intervention programme, the same times must be used.
▪ Allowing some children to enter school at a later date gives them more time to play.
▪ No camping or lodging will be available until a later date.
▪ Although these access paths can be changed at a later date, this can usually be achieved only with considerable difficulty.
▪ Further sounds will be made available on library cards at a later date.
life
▪ Lion cubs too play games that help them master the skills that will be essential for their success in later life.
▪ But, though large, the book is not, like Welles in later life, overweight.
▪ Let us begin with the economic aspects of later life.
▪ Sometimes much painful emotion must be discharged in the later life areas before basic-basic dis-closes itself.
▪ Causes of mortality in later life Does the pattern of mortality change with increasing age?
▪ The unbalanced responsibilities which they bear as carers continue in middle and later life.
▪ The direct impact of improving health in later life has been relatively recent.
▪ He certainly enjoyed perfect health, helped, he claimed, by being a teetotaller and in later life a vegetarian.
stage
▪ The lawyer's time will add to costs and is unlikely to result in time savings at a later stage.
▪ At a later stage the study will be extended to differences in office skills.
▪ It can then be shown whether or not fewer people are eligible for representation at some later stage.
▪ That is a matter for the House to decide at a later stage.
▪ Building up experience and discovering magic items gives Samson an enhanced chance of surviving the later stages of the adventure.
▪ They liked Mr Major, whose performance visibly improved as his public assurance grew in the later stages of the campaign.
▪ Their fun, courtesy of the Conservative Party, was to come at a later stage.
time
▪ The two main sources of later times, Rifat Efendi and the have simply ignored Molla Yegan altogether.
▪ But a neighbor of later times was unconvinced.
▪ Reciprocation seems to depend on the expectation of assistance from the beneficiary at a later time.
▪ We can see each of these things again at a later time.
▪ During the Renaissance and in later times the Pantheon has aroused the admiration of artists of all nations.
▪ That came out at a later time.
▪ This has been altered greatly in later times and was neglected in the nineteenth century.
▪ In later times, he ascended to heaven to be crowned with stars.
version
▪ In its later versions, Bacon is much cleverer than this.
▪ But the testers all agreed that of the two, the later version was by far the more enjoyable to use.
▪ It was omitted from later versions of Windows.
▪ His analysis was more like the algorithm embodied in one of the later versions of Bacon.
▪ In later versions of the natural rate hypothesis, Friedman was tacitly to abandon this view altogether.
▪ Several questions on health and social supports were added to a later version of the screening questionnaire.
▪ Am I right in thinking I have seen an earlier and a later version.
▪ Mrs Thatcher's later versions of the affair showed much uncertainty over the facts.
years
▪ In later years she suffered very badly from arthritis.
▪ However, the variations in mortality between the developed and Third World in the later years of life are much less extreme.
▪ In the later years, teaching generally becomes less formal.
▪ The quality of life in the later years is often abysmal.
▪ During his later years he practised law in London and on the Northern circuit.
▪ A double album of greatest hits and misses, which concentrates on their later years.
▪ Whether, and how far, he changed in his later years must be examined in the next chapter.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Dixon pleaded guilty to all the charges and will be sentenced at a later date.
▪ I will explain how to deal with this problem in a later chapter.
▪ In later centuries Venice lost its former importance and began to go into decline.
▪ In a later speech, the minister admitted he had been wrong.
▪ The author returns to the same subject in a later section of the book.
▪ The Hartmans traded in their '92 VW for a later model.
▪ This topic will be discussed more fully in a later chapter.
▪ We can sort out the final details at a later stage.
▪ You'll find that information in a later chapter.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Skills can be refined at a later date.
▪ The allowances can be diminished for later children, on the grounds that the marginal cost goes down.
▪ The newborn can also accomplish this at a later time.
▪ The opening sprint was won from dead last, a mid-card sprint from eighth, a later route from sixth.
▪ The view is persuasively developed in the later portions of the book but without a sense of its controversial character.
▪ This will be developed further in a later section which describes the binomial and Black-Scholes option pricing models.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Later

Late \Late\ (l[=a]t), a. [Compar. Later (l[=a]t"[~e]r), or latter (l[a^]t"t[~e]r); superl. Latest (l[=a]t"[e^]st) or Last (l[.a]st).] [OE. lat slow, slack, AS. l[ae]t; akin to OS. lat, D. laat late, G. lass weary, lazy, slack, Icel. latr, Sw. lat, Dan. lad, Goth. lats, and to E. let, v. See Let to permit, and cf. Alas, Lassitude.]

  1. Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.

  2. Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.

  3. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; recently deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.

  4. Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.

  5. Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.

Later

Later \La"ter\, n.; pl. Lateres. [L.] A brick or tile.
--Knight.

Later

Later \Lat"er\, a. Compar. of Late, a. & adv.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
later

comparative of late. Meaning "farewell" is from 1954, U.S. slang, short for see you later.

Wiktionary
later

a. 1 (en-comparative of: late) 2 Coming afterward in time (used with ''than'' when comparing with another time). 3 At some time in the future. adv. 1 (en-comparative of: late) 2 Afterward in time (used with ''than'' when comparing with another time). 3 At some unspecified time in the future. interj. 1 (context slang English) see you later; goodbye. 2 (context slang English) Dismissive term to minimize importance of an annoying persons.

WordNet
later
  1. adj. coming at a subsequent time or stage; "the future president entered college at the age of 16"; "awaiting future actions on the bill"; "later developments"; "without ulterior argument" [syn: future(a), later(a), ulterior]

  2. at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child" [syn: late, later(a)] [ant: early]

later
  1. adv. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that" [syn: subsequently, afterwards, afterward, after, later on]

  2. at some eventual time in the future; "By and by he'll understand"; "I'll see you later" [syn: by and by]

  3. comparative of the adverb `late'; "he stayed later than you did"

Wikipedia
Later (talk show)

Later was a nightly half-hour-long talk show that ran on NBC from 1988 until 2001. Later typically aired for half an hour at 1:30 a.m. following Late Night with David Letterman from 1988 to 1993, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 1993 to 2001. It was succeeded by Last Call with Carson Daly in 2002.

Later

Later may refer to:

  • Later (magazine), a 1999-2001 UK men's magazine
  • Later (talk show), a 1988-2001 late-night U.S. television talk show
  • Later... with Jools Holland, a British music television show
  • Colleen Later, American artist and musician
  • Future, the indefinite time period after the present
Later (magazine)

Later was a monthly men's magazine (and "British lad magazine") published by IPC Media from April 1999 to early 2001.

Later (song)

"Later" is a song by British recording artist Example. It was released as the second single from his upcoming sixth studio album, on 12 August 2016. The song was written by Elliot Gleave himself with the collaboration of Kai Kai Smith and Andy Sheldrake, the last two also produced the song.

Usage examples of "later".

Children who at the babbling stage are not exposed to the sounds of actual speech may not develop the ability to speak later, or do so to an abnormally limited extent.

It was Sandy Wan, the woman who would later help me track down the truth about the abortus vendors.

Five minutes later the Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, going at full speed, delivered her blow also at right angles on the port side, abreast the after end of the armored superstructure.

This dictum became, two years later, accepted doctrine when the Court invalidated a State law on the ground that it abridged freedom of speech contrary to the due process clause of Amendment XIV.

One Saturday afternoon he absconded and turned himself in at the local police station a few hours later.

We will return to this topic in later chapters, when we trace the rise of this metabiological absolutizing back to its source in the Enlightenment paradigm.

The whole middle expanse of Asia was not academically conquered for Orientalism until, during the later eighteenth century, Anquetil-Duperron and Sir William Jones were able intelligibly to reveal the extraordinary riches of Avestan and Sanskrit.

The Academician left the room, returning a minute later with a folder.

Three and a half days later the enemy raced past Zanshaa without firing a missile at Sula or anyone else, and accelerated on a path for the Vandrith gas giant.

Moments later the subdued whistle of the engines faded and Dane could hear the structure of the ship creak around them as acceleration ceased.

A few hours later the Baron sent his bailiff, who was far more important but had known Granny Aching for longer.

Two weeks later the Scorpion Lady told me to skip the Hatchery and go back to the Acme Fertilizer Company, and Reginald attacked the elephant shit with the same enthusiasm he had attacked it a month earlier.

Three months later Madame Costa, the actress whom he had gone to see at Gorice, told me that she would never have believed in the possibility of such a creature existing if she had not known Count Torriano.

Europe by the Crusaders and its figs and pistachios which the Romans transplanted around the Mediterranean as a far-flung gift from the Damascenes, worshipper once of Adad the storm-god and later a flourishing center of Christianity and Islam, holy to Christians because of the conversion of St.

It is only now, some eighteen years later, that increasing numbers of experts are beginning to realize that it is the psychological state of the individual addict that counts and not the substance itself My accumulated knowledge of drug addiction comes from eighteen years of dealing with and answering effectively the questions and worries of the addicted.