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Meaning of LATTER

Pronunciation:  'latur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the second of two or the second mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"

LATTER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Antonyms: former
 See Also: second



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lat"ter\, a. [OE. later, l[ae]tter, compar. of lat late.
See {Late}, and cf. {Later}.]
1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something
   else; -- opposed to {former}; as, the former and latter

2. Of two things, the one mentioned second.

         The difference between reason and revelation, and in
         what sense the latter is superior.    --I. Watts.

3. Recent; modern.

         Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages,
         whole nations at the bay of Soldania? --Locke.

4. Last; latest; final. [R.] ``My latter gasp.'' --Shak.

{Latter harvest}, the last part of the harvest.

{Latter spring}, the last part of the spring of the year.