arriving, happening, etc., after the usual, arranged necessary
happening or being towards the end of the day, life, a period, etc.
happening a short time ago
who died recently;the late changes in the recent;just arrive, new;fresh
after the usual, arranged, necessary, or expected time
far on in a period of time
"late 18th century"
"a late movie"
"took a late flight"
"had a late breakfast"
"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"
"a late development"
"their late quarrel"
"his recent trip to Africa"
"in recent months"
"a recent issue of the journal"
"her late husband"
"the late phase of feudalism"
"a later symptom of the disease"
"later medical science could have saved the child"
"the former president"
"our late President is still very active"
"the previous occupant of the White House"
"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"
"deep into the night"
"talked late into the evening"
"she married late"
"undertook the project late in her career"
"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"
Trust me...It is not too late to escape.
出自： E. Waugh
Light woke me early, but the trams were late.
出自： J. Stallworthy
I was quite ten minutes late for my appointment.
出自： A. MacLean
The snow lay late that year.
出自： J. Buchan
I got back from Germany late in September.
出自： C. P. Snow
A middle-aged man who had been ordained late in life.
出自： B. Pym
The show started ten minutes late.
出自： L. Cody
Better late than never.
误 He withdrew from politics in his late years.
正 He withdrew from politics in his later years.
误 It happened in late 1960s.
正 It happened in the late 1960s.
误 Tell him not to be late at the meeting.
正 Tell him not to be late for the meeting.
误 He was late for the bus stop.
正 He was late at the bus stop.
析 “(做某事)迟到”须用be late for,“(到某地)迟到”须用be late at。
误 Tom came to school lately and missed the first lesson.
正 Tom came to school late and missed the first lesson.
析 late的形容词形式和副词形式相同, lately并不是late的副词形式, lately的意思是“最近,近来”。