1 adv You use lately to describe events in the recent past, or situations that started a short time ago.
ADV with v, ADV with cl
Dad's health hasn't been too good lately..., Lord Tomas had lately been appointed Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies..., `Have you talked to her lately?'
2 adv You can use lately to refer to the job a person has been doing until recently.
FORMAL ADV n/-ed
...Timothy Jean Geoffrey Pratt, lately deputy treasury solicitor...
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
in recent times, just now, latterly, not long ago, of late, recently
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