later / latter

later / latter
   Later means "afterward": Come later than seven o'clock.
   Latter means "the last of two things mentioned": If I have to choose between brains or beauty, I'll take the latter.

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  • later / latter —    Later means afterward : Come later than seven o clock.    Latter means the last of two things mentioned : If I have to choose between brains or beauty, I ll take the latter …   Confused words

  • Latter — Lat ter, a. [OE. later, l[ae]tter, compar. of lat late. See {Late}, and cf. {Later}.] 1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; opposed to {former}; as, the former and latter rain. [1913 Webster] 2. Of two things, the one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latter harvest — Latter Lat ter, a. [OE. later, l[ae]tter, compar. of lat late. See {Late}, and cf. {Later}.] 1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; opposed to {former}; as, the former and latter rain. [1913 Webster] 2. Of two things,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latter spring — Latter Lat ter, a. [OE. later, l[ae]tter, compar. of lat late. See {Late}, and cf. {Later}.] 1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; opposed to {former}; as, the former and latter rain. [1913 Webster] 2. Of two things,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • later vs latter —   Later is an adverb. It s used to express time, either in the future or after the time you have mentioned.   For example: I ll see you later on Second Life.   Latter is an adjectiv, which means near or towards the end of something   For example …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • later vs latter —   Later is an adverb. It s used to express time, either in the future or after the time you have mentioned.   For example: I ll see you later on Second Life.   Latter is an adjectiv, which means near or towards the end of something   For example …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • latter — [ late ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1288; de latte ♦ Garnir de lattes. Latter un plafond. Latter à lattes jointives, à claire voie. ● latter verbe transitif Garnir quelque chose de lattes. latter v. tr. d1./d Garnir de lattes. d2./d Arg. Donner …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • latter — [lat′ər] adj. [ME lattre < OE lættra, compar. of læt: it represents the orig. compar. form; LATER is a new formation] 1. alt. compar. of LATE 2. a) later; more recent b) nearer the end or close [the latter part of M …   English World dictionary

  • latter — (adj.) O.E. lætra slower, comparative of læt late (see LATE (Cf. late) (adj.)). Sense of second of two first recorded 1550s. The modern LATER (Cf. later) is a formation from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • latter — [adj] latest, concluding closing, eventual, final, following, hindmost, lag, last, last mentioned, later, modern, rearmost, recent, second, terminal; concepts 585,799 Ant. earliest, former, preceding …   New thesaurus

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