lateadjective, adverbuk us /leɪt/
late adjective, adverb (NEAR THE END)
- From the late 19th century, European powers began to gain control of parts of the Ottoman Empire.
- House music first appeared in the late 1980s.
- Nowadays many women are in their late thirties when they have their first child.
- As it was getting late, I decided to book into a hotel.
- Newcastle seemed to be heading for disaster until a late goal saved the day.
late adjective, adverb (AFTER EXPECTED TIME)
- The bridegroom was late for the ceremony.
- Is it too late to enrol at the college?
- We've fallen into the habit of getting up late on Saturday mornings.
- Due to a slight technical hitch the concert will be starting approximately half an hour late.
- I missed the start of the exam because my bus was late.
late adjective, adverb (SPORTS)