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LATTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does latter mean? 

LATTER (noun)
  The noun LATTER has 1 sense:

1. the second of two or the second mentioned of two

  Familiarity information: LATTER used as a noun is very rare.


LATTER (adjective)
  The adjective LATTER has 1 sense:

1. referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)

  Familiarity information: LATTER used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LATTER (noun)


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Meaning:

The second of two or the second mentioned of two

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Context example:

Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today

Hypernyms ("latter" is a kind of...):

second (following the first in an ordering or series)

Antonym:

former (the first of two or the first mentioned of two)


LATTER (adjective)


Sense 1latter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)

Context example:

in the latter case

Similar:

last mentioned (the one most recently mentioned)

Antonym:

former (referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several))


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