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A specifically designed piece of equipment used for climbing up or down; built with two long side pieces connected at intervals with short pieces upon which the user can step: Scott will need to use a long ladder to climb up to the roof to check for leaks.
Descriptive of taking place after an expected or usual time: The arrival of the train was later than Helena expected.
Characterized as being the second of two items or concepts or the last of a list of items: Given a choice of buying a roast or ground beef, the latter makes more sense because it is less expensive.
Later in the afternoon, Gerald had to decide between a ladder, which seemed like a good idea at the time, and a step stool; however, he decided that the latter was not high enough to get the job done.
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1. A reference to that which exists close to the end of a time period: The thunder storms happened in late
Randy's back problems started when he was in his late fifties.
2. A descriptive term for something that happens after a normal, desired, or expected time: Norma's flight landed a half hour later
Jeremy was late with his car payment; so, the company sent someone out to get the car back.