latter
Pronunciation
  • enPR: lăt'ə(r), IPA: /ˈlæt.ə(ɹ)/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈlæt̬.əɹ/, [ˈlæɾ.ɚ]
Adjective

latter (not comparable)

  1. Relating to or being the second of two items.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, "For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival.", National Geographic (March 2017)
      On sale next to dried fish and chicken feet were rats and bats (the latter's wings in a pile like leather scraps, also for sale), plus cut-up pigs and monkeys, their faces intact.
    • the difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior
  2. Near (or nearer) to the end.
  3. In the past, but close (or closer) to the present time.
    • 1690, John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
      Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania [...]?
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: dernier (usually preceded by the determiner ce)
  • German: letztere
  • Russian: после́дний
  • Spanish: último, este último, esta última
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