later

later
lat|er1 W1S1 [ˈleıtə US -ər] adv
1.) after the time you are talking about or after the present time
I'm going out for a bit - I'll see you later.
two years/three weeks etc later
He became Senator two years later.
later that day/morning/week etc
The baby died later that night.
later in the day/week/year
The dentist could fit you in later in the week.
2.) later on
at some time after the present time
I can't eat all of this - I'll finish it later on.
3.) not later than sth
used to say that something must be done by a particular time in the future
Completed entry forms should arrive not later than 31st July.
later 2
later2 adj [only before noun]
1.) coming in the future or after something else
≠ ↑earlier
The role of marketing is dealt with in a later chapter.
The launch was postponed to a later date.
2.) more recent
≠ ↑earlier
The engine has been greatly improved in later models.
3.) in later years/life
when someone is older
Using a sunscreen when you are young helps you to have healthy skin in later years.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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