Definitions For Late


  • Having died recently
  • (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
  • Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
  • After the expected or usual time; delayed


  • Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
  • At or toward an end or late period or stage of development
  • Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages


  • Later than usual or than expected
  • In the recent past
  • To an advanced time
  • At an advanced age or stage


  • At or near the end of a period of time or a process, activity, series, etc.
  • After the usual or expected time

Is Late a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Late is worth 4 points in Scrabble and 5 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Late in a Sentence

  • It happened in late spring.
  • A word first recorded in the late 17th century
  • We had a late spring this year.
  • Late in the year he became ill.
  • It rained late in the day.
  • Late in his career he moved to the city.

Synonyms for Late

Antonyms for Late

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