Lates

Definitions

  • Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families could have lived here
    Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families could have lived here
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lates a genus of large percoid fishes of fresh and brackish water
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Late 17th-century Italian maiolica bowls excavated at Jamestown Late 17th-century Italian maiolica bowls excavated at Jamestown
The Dolphin who Came Late The Dolphin who Came Late

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the late 1800's, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.
    • n Lates (Zoöl) A genus of large percoid fishes, of which one species (Lates Niloticus) inhabits the Nile, and another (Lates calcarifer) is found in the Ganges and other Indian rivers. They are valued as food fishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As late as 1820, the universe was thought to be 6,000 years old. It is now thought to be between 15 and 20 billion years old.
    • n lates A genus of serranoid fishes. Lates nilotica is known as the Nile perch.
    • n lates A fish of this genus; the Nile perch. It sometimes grows to the length of 3 feet.
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Quotations

  • Carl Sandburg
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    “The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Do it this very moment, Don't put it off, There's no use in doing a kindness, if you do it a day too late.”
  • St. Augustine
    St.%20Augustine
    “I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!”
  • B. C. Forbes
    B.%20C.%20Forbes
    “Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.”
  • Sir Sidney Nolan
    Sir Sidney Nolan
    “When the critics come around it's always too late.”

Idioms

A day late and a dollar short - (USA) If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.
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Better late than never - This idiom suggests that doing something late is better than not doing it at all.
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Johnny-come-lately - A Johnny-come-lately is someone who has recently joined something or arrived somewhere, especially when they want to make changes that are not welcome.
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Late bloomer - When someone does not obtain success with their interests, talents, or personality until later in their lives, we say they are a late bloomer.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a fish of the Nile

Usage

In literature:

I don't mean quite of late, but since Tretton became of so much importance.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
The church has a graceful late Perp.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
Barbara and I, as it happens, are both late.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
It is because of that I have come to see you again, at this late hour.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
Luck has been my enemy of late.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Now, neighbors, I've been lookin' for a place like this, and I calc'late on stayin'.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
It was late at night when we left the latter port.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
I've lost a good many head lately.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
That was what made me late for breakfast.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
The new boarder was late, culpably late.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

"And this it is that haunts you now,
That deed undone, that seed unsown;
Too late, too late to take the plough,
The Spring is fled, the May is flown!"
"Haunted" by Charles Hanson Towne
DEMON. Yes; but now too late, too late,
Dost thou hope to gain His succour,
Since, in being my slave, thou canst not
Claim the privilege of His subject.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Late, late, I come to you, now death discloses
Love that in life was not to be our part:
On your low lying mound between the roses,
Sadly I cast my heart.
""You would have understood me, had you waited"" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
At first she pretends, having nothing to do,
She has come in merely to blink by the grate,
But, though tea may be late or the milk may be sour,
She is never late.
"Milk For The Cat" by Harold Monro
We love the rose when our day is dead,
And they lay their roses upon our bed;
Too late! Too late! in our last repose!
But we love the Rose. Ah! we love the Rose.
"The Rose" by Henry Lawson
Now to your glass will you pass for the last time?
Pass! humming some ballad, I know,--
Here where I wait it is late and is past time--
Late! and the moments are slow, are slow.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

To the late Luther Williamson and the late Lucy May Williams.
She was the wife of the late William A Webster, Sr. Born in Stoneham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Josephine (Ruczszuk) Koprek.
She was the only child a daughter born from the union of the late Ernest Bolton and the late Jacqueline Rita (Myre) Bolton.
Delbert Jr (Linda), Lynn (Kathleen), the late Cresta Short and the late Marshall Mace .
She was born May 13, 1921, in Pike County, Ky. To the late Benjamin McCoy and the late Sarah Jude McCoy.
A late surge by the Falls Church High School football team proved too little too late as they fell to Mount Vernon High School last Friday, 34-12.
Late Night Tales (Late Night Tales).
So late Monday, I start hearing rumblings that ABC Family has canceled "The Middleman " due to low ratings, and that the cast and crew were told late that day that the 13th and final episode of season one wouldn't be filmed.
It had been yet another week of working late, late nights, being super-exhausted, just missing each other at home, etc.
Two months after the attacks of Semptember 11th Spearhead was invited to perform on The Late Late Show with then host Craig Kilborn.
She is the granddaughter of the late Wayne and Mildred Schaffer and the late Betty Erb.
Mrs Skinner was born May 30, 1926 in Appling County to the late Henry Chester Hardwick and the late Margaret Rebecca Willoughby Hardwick.
After six years as a late-model event with rules parallel to those of Vermont's American-Canadian Tour, the 40th annual summer classic in 2013 will mark a return to PASS super-late-model standards, Mayberry said.
She was the daughter of the late Clarence P Spence and the late Marie (Bond) Spence Thompson.
The title race in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series might not be compelling, but there are many reasons to take in Wednesday’s Late Model Showdown at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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In science:

However, the dependence is only significant at late times in the collapse of the cores (both because the disk only becomes relatively large and massive at late times, and because the degree of flattening of the envelope starts out very small and increases with time).
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
One of the initial motivations for studying Galileon theories was the possibility to explain the late time accelerated expansion of the Universe through a self accelerated solution. A slow roll solution in the de Sitter Galileon theory may also explain the late time accelerated expansion as a form of dark energy.
de Sitter Galileon
For late accretion, e.g., after the model has settled on the MS, the duration of the accretion phase is irrelevant, provided it is short compared to gravitational settling timescales: at late times, there is little evolution in either the depth or the mass of the convective zone.
Solar models with accretion. I. Application to the solar abundance problem
It is, however, interesting to speculate whether the blazar-heated high-entropy gas at low redshift z < 1 has any impact on the late accretion of gas into the hot reservoir of baryons from which gas cools and fuels the late time star formation.
The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars III: Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies
Since we are interested in testing GR at late times, we will consider a simple approximation to Equation 45 and 46 where we assume µ(a, k) = η(a, k) = 1 at early times, with a transition to some other values at late times.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
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