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Late vs. Latte

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Lateadjective

Near the end of a period of time.

‘It was late in the evening when we finally arrived.’;

Lattenoun

A drink of coffee made from espresso and steamed milk, generally topped with foam.

Lateadjective

Specifically, near the end of the day.

‘It was getting late and I was tired.’;

Lattenoun

A similar drink, where the espresso is replaced with some other flavoring ingredient such as chai, maté or matcha (green tea).

Lateadjective

Associated with the end of a period.

‘Late Latin is less fully inflected than classical Latin.’;

Lattenoun

Same as cafe latte; a type of espresso coffee served with foamy steamed milk, and usually served in a tall glass or mug.

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Lateadjective

Not arriving until after an expected time.

‘Even though we drove as fast as we could, we were still late.’; ‘Panos was so late that he arrived at the meeting after Antonio, who had the excuse of being in hospital for most of the night.’;

Lattenoun

strong espresso coffee with a topping of frothed steamed milk

Lateadjective

Not having had an expected menstrual period.

‘I'm late, honey. Could you buy a test?’;

Lattenoun

a type of coffee made with espresso and hot steamed milk, milkier than a cappuccino

‘he orders a croissant and a latte’;

Lateadjective

Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. the"; see usage notes.}}

‘Her late husband had left her well provided for.’; ‘The piece was composed by the late Igor Stravinsky.’;

Latte

Caffè latte (/ˌkæfeɪ ˈlɑːteɪ/ or /ˈlæteɪ/, Italian pronunciation: [kafˌfɛ lˈlatte] or [kafˌfe lˈlatte], often shortened to just latte in English, is a coffee drink of Italian origin made with espresso and steamed milk. The term comes from the Italian caffellatte (pronounced [kaffelˈlatte]) that is caffè e latte, literally in English orthography either or both words sometimes have an accent on the final e (a hyperforeignism or to indicate it is pronounced, not the more-common silent final e of English).

‘coffee and milk’;

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Lateadjective

Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; departed, or gone out of office.

‘the late bishop of London’; ‘the late administration’;

Lateadjective

Recent — relative to the noun it modifies.

Latenoun

(informal) A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place late in the day or at night.

Lateadverb

After a deadline has passed, past a designated time.

‘We drove as fast as we could, but we still arrived late.’;

Lateadverb

formerly, especially in the context of service in a military unit.

‘Colonel Easterwood, late of the 34th Carbines, was a guest at the dinner party.’; ‘The Hendersons will all be there / Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair / What a scene!
’; ‘— "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!", The Beatles’;

Lateadjective

Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.

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Lateadjective

Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.

Lateadjective

Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; recently deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.

Lateadjective

Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.

Lateadjective

Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.

Lateadverb

After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; - opposed to early.

Lateadverb

Not long ago; lately.

Lateadverb

Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night.

Lateadjective

being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time;

‘late evening’; ‘late 18th century’; ‘a late movie’; ‘took a late flight’; ‘had a late breakfast’; ‘in the middle years’; ‘in his middle thirties’;

Lateadjective

after the expected or usual time; delayed;

‘a belated birthday card’; ‘I'm late for the plane’; ‘the train is late’; ‘tardy children are sent to the principal’; ‘always tardy in making dental appointments’;

Lateadjective

of the immediate past or just previous to the present time;

‘a late development’; ‘their late quarrel’; ‘his recent trip to Africa’; ‘in recent months’; ‘a recent issue of the journal’;

Lateadjective

having died recently;

‘her late husband’;

Lateadjective

of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages;

‘Late Greek’; ‘Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500’; ‘Middle Gaelic’;

Lateadjective

at or toward an end or late period or stage of development;

‘the late phase of feudalism’; ‘a later symptom of the disease’; ‘later medical science could have saved the child’;

Lateadjective

(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;

‘the former president’; ‘our late President is still very active’; ‘the previous occupant of the White House’;

Lateadverb

later than usual or than expected;

‘the train arrived late’; ‘we awoke late’; ‘the children came late to school’; ‘notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline’; ‘I belatedly wished her a happy birthday’;

Lateadverb

to an advanced time;

‘deep into the night’; ‘talked late into the evening’;

Lateadverb

at an advanced age or stage;

‘she married late’; ‘undertook the project late in her career’;

Lateadverb

in the recent past;

‘he was in Paris recently’; ‘lately the rules have been enforced’; ‘as late as yesterday she was fine’; ‘feeling better of late’; ‘the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also’;

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