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lat·er

later

 
 
pronunciation:
leI tr
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at some future or following time.
We can eat now and go ice-skating later.
antonyms:
earlier
definition 2: after the expected or appropriate time (comparative of "late").
The bus came even later today than it did yesterday!
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: doing some action at a time that is farther ahead or farther into the future as compared with the timing of something else (comparative of "late").
If we catch the later train, we will have time to do more shopping.
antonyms:
earlier
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