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last rites final ceremonies for a recently dead person. [2 definitions]
last straw the most recent in a series of irritations or disappointments, which causes a loss of endurance, patience, temper, or the like.
Last Supper according to the New Testament, the last meal of Jesus Christ and his disciples on the evening before the Crucifixion; Lord's Supper. [2 definitions]
last word the final sentence or phrase with which one person ends an argument. [3 definitions]
lat. abbreviation of "latitude," the angular distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface, as measured in degrees.
Latakia a variety of aromatic Turkish smoking tobacco.
latch a fastening or lock, as for a door, with a bar or bolt that falls or slides into a catch, slot, or hole. [2 definitions]
latchkey a key that releases a latch, esp. on an outer door or gate. [2 definitions]
latch onto (informal) to fasten oneself to. [2 definitions]
latchstring a string attached to a latch and passed through a hole in a door, allowing the latch to be opened from the outside.
late happening or arriving after the usual or expected time. [7 definitions]
late bloomer one who achieves maturity, proficiency, or the like at a more advanced age than is considered normal or usual.
latecomer one who arrives late.
lateen of or designating a triangular sail that is hung on a long, sloping yard, which is in turn attached at an angle to a short mast. [2 definitions]
Late Greek the Greek language between the third and sixth centuries, esp. in patristic literature.
Late Latin the Latin language between the third and sixth centuries, esp. in patristic literature.
lately recently.
latency the state or condition of being latent.
latent present but not yet apparent, developed, or operative.
Late Precambrian see Algonkian.
later comparative of late. [3 definitions]