Definition of "Late" :
adjective: having died recently
"Her late husband."
adjective: being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
adjective: at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
"The late phase of feudalism."
adjective: of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
adjective: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
"Our late President is still very active."
adjective: of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
"A late development."
adjective: after the expected or usual time; delayed
"A belated birthday card."
adverb: later than usual or than expected
"The train arrived late."
adverb: in the recent past
"Lately the rules have been enforced."
adverb: to an advanced time
"Talked late into the evening."
adverb: at an advanced age or stage
"She married late."