later

later
[[t]le͟ɪtə(r)[/t]]
1) Later is the comparative of late.
2) ADV: ADV with cl, oft amount ADV You use later to refer to a time or situation that is after the one that you have been talking about or after the present one.

He resigned ten years later...

I'll join you later...

Burke later admitted he had lied.

PHRASE: PHR with cl You use later on to refer to a time or situation that is after the one that you have been talking about or after the present one.

Later on I'll be speaking to Patty Davis...

This is only going to cause me more problems later on.

3) ADJ-COMPAR: ADJ n, the ADJ, the ADJ of n You use later to refer to an event, period of time, or other thing which comes after the one that you have been talking about or after the present one.

At a later news conference, he said differences should not be dramatized...

The competition should have been re-scheduled for a later date...

A later report said the oil fire on the sea was out.

4) ADJ-COMPAR: ADJ n You use later to refer to the last part of someone's life or career or the last part of a period of history.

He found happiness in later life...

In his later years he wrote very little...

Her later career was best known for her partnership with Rudolf Nureyev.

...the later part of the 20th century.

5) See also late
6) sooner or latersee sooner

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