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King James Dictionary

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LATE, a. This word is from the root of let, the sense of which is to draw out, extend or prolong, hence to be slow or late. See Let. This adjective has regular terminations of the comparative and superlative degrees, later, latest, but it has also latter, and latest is often contracted into last.

1. Coming after the usual time slow tardy long delayed as a late spring a late summer. The crops or harvest will be late.
2. Far advanced towards the end or close as a late hour of the day. He began at a late period of his life.
3. Last, or recently in any place, office or character as the late ministry the late administration.
4. Existing not long ago, but now decayed or departed as the late bishop of London.
5. Not long past happening not long ago recent as the late rains. We have received late intelligence.

LATE, adv.

1. After the usual time, or the time appointed after delay as, he arrived late.
2. After the proper or usual season. This year the fruits ripen late.
3. Not long ago lately.

And round them throng with leaps and bounds the late imprison'd young.

4. Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period as, to lie a-bed late to sit up late at night.

Of late, lately, in time not long past, or near the present. The practice is of late uncommon.

Too late, after the proper time not in due time. We arrived too late to see the procession.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Late'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/l/late.html.

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