Part of speech: adjective

Coming after time; tardy; recent; deceased.

Part of speech: adverb

After or beyond the usual time; recently.

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Usage examples "late":

  1. " I am afraid I am late. - "Amusement Only", Richard Marsh.
  2. After a while will be too late. - "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.
  3. What, is it that late? - "Old Ebenezer", Opie Read.