• IPA: /ˈleɪ

lately (comparative latelier, superlative lateliest)

  1. Recently; not long ago; of late.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i], page 181 ↗, column Ant.}} […] I am content : ſo will let me haue / The other halfe in vſe, to render it / Vpon his death, vnto the Gentleman / That lately ſtole his daughter. / Two things prouided more,{{...}

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