Antonyms of adj late

7 senses of late

Sense 1
late (vs. early) (vs. middle) -- (being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast")

early (vs. middle) (vs. late) -- (at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties")
        => aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial -- (having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life")
        => advance (prenominal), beforehand (predicate) -- (being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report")
        => archean, archaean -- (of or relating to the earliest known rocks formed during the Precambrian Eon)
        => archeozoic, archaeozoic -- (of or belonging to earlier of two divisions of the Precambrian era; "archeozoic life forms")
        => azoic -- (before the appearance of life; "azoic rocks contain not organic remains")
        => earlier, earliest -- ((comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early; "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera")
        => earlyish -- (being somewhat early; "at an earlyish hour")
        => premature, untimely -- (uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end")
        => previous (predicate), premature -- (too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment")
        => proterozoic -- (formed in the later of two divisions of the Precambrian era; "proterozoic life forms")
        => proto (prenominal) -- (indicating the first or earliest or original; "`proto' is a combining form in a word like `protolanguage' that refers to the hypothetical ancestor of another language or group of languages")
        => wee -- (very early; "the wee hours of the morning")
middle (vs. late) (vs. early) -- (between an earlier and a later period of time; "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties")
        => intervening -- (occurring or falling between events or points in time; "so much had happened during the intervening years")
        => mid (prenominal) -- (used in combination to denote the middle; "midmorning"; "midsummer"; "in mid-1958"; "a mid-June wedding")

Sense 2
belated, late, tardy -- (after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments")

INDIRECT (VIA unpunctual) -> punctual -- (acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed; "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"; "he is not a particularly punctual person"; "punctual payment")

Sense 3
late (prenominal), recent -- (of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Sense 4
late (prenominal) -- (having died recently; "her late husband")

INDIRECT (VIA dead) -> alive, live -- (possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary")

Sense 5
late (vs. early) (vs. middle) -- (of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek")

early (vs. middle) (vs. late) -- (of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700")
        => Old -- (of a very early stage in development; "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"; "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century")
middle (vs. late) (vs. early) -- (of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic")

Sense 6
late (vs. early), later (prenominal) -- (at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child")

early (vs. late) -- (being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer")
        => archaic, primitive -- (little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type; "archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe")
        => new, young -- ((of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn")
        => crude, primitive, rude -- (belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains")
        => embryonic, embryotic -- (in an early stage of development; "the embryonic government staffed by survivors of the massacre"; "an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing")
        => incipient, inchoate -- (only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea")
        => precocious -- (appearing or developing early; "precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias")

Sense 7
former (prenominal), late (prenominal), previous (prenominal) -- ((used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Similarity of adj late

7 senses of late

Sense 1
late (vs. early) (vs. middle) -- (being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast")
       => advanced, ripe -- (far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90")
       => after-hours -- (after closing time especially a legally established closing time; "after-hours socializing"; "an after-hours club")
       => latish -- (somewhat late)
       => posthumous -- (occurring or coming into existence after a person's death; "a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a posthumous daughter")

Sense 2
belated, late, tardy -- (after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments")
       => unpunctual (vs. punctual) -- (not punctual; after the appointed time)

Sense 3
late (prenominal), recent -- (of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Sense 4
late (prenominal) -- (having died recently; "her late husband")
       => dead (vs. alive) -- (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin")

Sense 5
late (vs. early) (vs. middle) -- (of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek")
       => Modern, New -- (used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew")
       => New -- (in use after medieval times; "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties")

Sense 6
late (vs. early), later (prenominal) -- (at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child")
       => advanced (prenominal) -- (comparatively late in a course of development; "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion")
       => tardive -- (late-occurring (especially with reference to symptoms of a disease); "tardive dyskinesia")

Sense 7
former (prenominal), late (prenominal), previous (prenominal) -- ((used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Antonyms of adv late

1 of 4 senses of late

Sense 1
late, belatedly, tardily -- (later than usual or than expected; "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday")
       Antonym of early (Sense 2)
      => early, ahead of time, too soon -- (before the usual time or the time expected; "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time")

Synonyms of adv late

4 senses of late

Sense 1
late, belatedly, tardily -- (later than usual or than expected; "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday")

Sense 2
deep, late -- (to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening")

Sense 3
late -- (at an advanced age or stage; "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career")

Sense 4
recently, late, lately, of late, latterly -- (in the recent past; "he was in Paris recently"; "lately the rules have been enforced"; "as late as yesterday she was fine"; "feeling better of late"; "the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also")

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