late

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Inflections of 'late' (advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."):
later
adv comparative
latest
adv superlative
Inflections of 'late' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
later
adj comparative
latest
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

late

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. the [bus, train, homework] was late
  2. is getting too late for
  3. (it is) too little, too late
  4. too late!
  5. it's a little (too) late (for)
  6. it's a little late in the day for
  7. was late (in) [opening, finishing, arriving]
  8. [going to be] late for [my appointment, the meeting]
  9. in the late [1950s]
  10. during the late [summer]
  11. at a later date
  12. late arrival of [his flight, this train]
  13. pay late [fines, fees]
  14. (as) of late, there are [more, many, fewer]
  15. in the late stages of the [project, pregnancy, match]
  16. my late grandfather
  17. the late [Mr. Smith]
adv
  1. [got home, arrived, came in] late
  2. [don't, try not to] be late
  3. left it [too, very] late
  4. am (running) late for [work, school, the meeting]
  5. [will be] home late (tonight)
  6. [go to bed, get home] no later than [7 o'clock]
  7. happened late [at night, last night, in the day]
additional examples
  1. the [bus, train, homework] was late
  2. is getting too late for
  3. [are, came] too late
  4. [got home, arrived, came in] late
  5. [don't, try not to] be late
  6. too late to [start, get, make]
  7. left it [too, very] late
  8. (it is) too little, too late
  9. too late!
  10. it's a little (too) late (for)
  11. it's a little late in the day for
  12. was late (in) [opening, finishing, arriving]
  13. am (running) late for [work, school, the meeting]
  14. [going to be] late for [my appointment, the meeting]
  15. [will be] home late (tonight)
  16. [go to bed, get home] no later than [7 o'clock]
  17. happened late [at night, last night, in the day]
  18. in the late [1950s]
  19. during the late [summer]
  20. at a later date
  21. late arrival of [his flight, this train]
  22. pay late [fines, fees]
  23. (as) of late, there are [more, many, fewer]
  24. in the late stages of the [project, pregnancy, match]
  25. a late-afternoon [snack, stroll, walk, nap]
  26. late-night [TV, dining]
  27. my late grandfather
  28. the late [Mr. Smith]
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