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.
He found happiness in later life..., In his later years he wrote very little..., ...the later part of the 20th century.
sooner or later
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
adv after, afterwards, by and by, in a while, in time, later on, next, subsequently, thereafter
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