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later

  
1    Later is the comparative of late.  
2       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.  
ADV with cl, oft amount ADV  
He resigned ten years later..., I'll join you later..., Burke later admitted he had lied.      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             phrase   PHR with cl  
Later on I'll be speaking to Patty Davis..., This is only going to cause me more problems later on.     
3       adj   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.  
ADJ n, the ADJ, the ADJ of n  
At a later news conference, he said differences should not be dramatized..., The competition should have been re-scheduled for a later date...     
4       adj   You use later to refer to the last part of someone's life or career or the last part of a period of history.  
ADJ n  
He found happiness in later life..., In his later years he wrote very little..., ...the later part of the 20th century.     
5   
    late  
6   
    sooner or later  
    sooner  
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later

  

      adv   after, afterwards, by and by, in a while, in time, later on, next, subsequently, thereafter  

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o.
talk to you later
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
id.
Something that seems bad at first, like a fail or a misfortune, but later unexpectedly results in something good and beneficial
As for me I could say that was a double unbelievable blessing in disguise; firstly, the plane I missed crashed into the sea a few hours later and secondly, I met my future wife on the next flight!
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