Synonyms for (adjective) late

Synonyms: late

Definition: having died recently

Usage: her late husband

Similar words: dead

Definition: no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life

Usage: the nerve is dead; a dead pallor; he was marked as a dead man by the assassin


Synonyms: late

Definition: being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time

Usage: late evening; late 18th century; a late movie; took a late flight; had a late breakfast

Similar words: advanced, ripe

Definition: far along in time

Usage: a man of advanced age; advanced in years; a ripe old age; the ripe age of 90


Similar words: after-hours

Definition: after closing time especially a legally established closing time

Usage: after-hours socializing; an after-hours club


Similar words: latish

Definition: somewhat late


Similar words: posthumous

Definition: occurring or coming into existence after a person's death

Usage: a posthumous award; a posthumous book; a posthumous daughter


Synonyms: late, later

Definition: at or toward an end or late period or stage of development

Usage: the late phase of feudalism; a later symptom of the disease; later medical science could have saved the child

Similar words: advanced

Definition: comparatively late in a course of development

Usage: the illness had reached an advanced stage; an advanced state of exhaustion


Similar words: tardive

Definition: late-occurring (especially with reference to symptoms of a disease)

Usage: tardive dyskinesia


Synonyms: late

Definition: of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

Usage: Late Greek

Similar words: New, Modern

Definition: used of a living language; being the current stage in its development

Usage: Modern English; New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew


Similar words: New

Definition: in use after medieval times

Usage: New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties


Synonyms: previous, former, late

Definition: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

Usage: the former president; our late President is still very active; the previous occupant of the White House

Similar words: past

Definition: earlier than the present time; no longer current

Usage: time past; his youth is past; this past Thursday; the past year


Synonyms: late, recent

Definition: of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

Usage: a late development; their late quarrel; his recent trip to Africa; in recent months; a recent issue of the journal

Similar words: past

Definition: earlier than the present time; no longer current

Usage: time past; his youth is past; this past Thursday; the past year


Synonyms: belated, tardy, late

Definition: after the expected or usual time; delayed

Usage: a belated birthday card; I'm late for the plane; the train is late; tardy children are sent to the principal; always tardy in making dental appointments

Similar words: unpunctual

Definition: not punctual; after the appointed time