1. [ adverb ] happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
Synonyms: afterward later_on afterwards after subsequently

"he apologized subsequently" "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later" "it didn't happen until afterward" "two hours after that"

Related terms: future subsequent future subsequent
2. [ adverb ] at some eventual time in the future
Synonyms: by_and_by

"By and by he'll understand" "I'll see you later"

3. [ adjective ] coming at a subsequent time or stage
Synonyms: future ulterior

"the future president entered college at the age of 16" "awaiting future actions on the bill" "later developments" "without ulterior argument"

Related terms: subsequent
4. [ adjective ] more advanced in time or nearer to the end in a sequence
Synonyms: last latter

"these latter days" "the latter (or last) part of the book" "latter (or later) part of the 18th century"

Related terms: late
5. [ adverb ] comparative of the adverb `late'

"he stayed later than you did"

6. [ adjective ] at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
Synonyms: late

"the late phase of feudalism" "a later symptom of the disease" "later medical science could have saved the child"

Related terms: early advanced tardive
Similar spelling:   Lauter