late [-r, -est] adj

OE læt.

  1. Delayed; tardy; slow; after the appointed hour; following the necessary time.
  2. Advanced; further along in time; after the present.
  3. Last; after all the others; final in a sequence.
  4. Most recent.
  5. Gone; lost; disappeared; former; decayed; departed.
  6. After dark; at night.
  7. [Fig.] lasting; enduring.

late [-est, -ly, -r] adv

OE late, slowly, lazily.

  1. Far advanced; near in time to the end or close.
  2. Delayed; coming after the usual or appointed time.
  3. Recently; happening not long ago.
  4. After dark; at night.
  5. From times past.