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English definition of “later”

later

adverb     /ˈleɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
A2 at a time in the future or after the time you have mentioned: He'll be back later. We could always go later in the season. Police questioned him and he was later arrested.Points in timeIn the future and soonBefore, after and alreadyAfter and behind later on B1 at a time in the future, or after the time you have mentioned: What are you doing later on this evening? Shall I go and fetch her later on? Later on, we could go and have a meal if you like.Points in timeIn the future and soonBefore, after and alreadyAfter and behind no/not later than not after: She said she'd prefer us to arrive no later than nine o'clock.Points in time
(Definition of later adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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