• The Later Ages of Geologic Time
    The Later Ages of Geologic Time
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lateral lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body "lateral lemniscus"
    • adj lateral situated at or extending to the side "the lateral branches of a tree","shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson"
    • n lateral a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bell's later telephone Bell's later telephone

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.
    • Lateral Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.
    • Lateral (Anat) Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; -- opposed to mesial.
    • Lateral Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later
    • lateral Of or pertaining to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side: as, a lateral projection; lateral shoots or branches; a lateral view.
    • lateral In anatomy and zoology, situated on either side of the median vertical longitudinal plane of the body; lying laterad of the meson: as, the lateral ventricles of the brain; the lateral line of a fish; the lateral margin of a thorax, elytrum, or abdomen.
    • lateral In conchology, specifically, situated on either side of the hinge: contrasted with cardinal: as, the lateral tooth of a bivalve. Also admedian.
    • lateral In botany, belonging to or borne upon the side of any organ: sometimes contrasted with terminal (as, lateral buds), sometimes with medial (as, lateral ribs or nerves of a leaf or glume).
    • lateral In physics and mech., at right angles to a line of motion or of strain. Lateral is also sometimes inaccurately used for transverse, or at right angles to the longest axis of a body: thus, lateral (in place of transverse) pressure and strength are spoken of.
    • n lateral In conch.:
    • n lateral A lateral or admedian tooth of a bivalve, as distinguished from a cardinal tooth. See cut under bivalve.
    • n lateral One of the uncini, or uncinal teeth of the radula.
    • n lateral A side branch or division of anything; a part projecting from one side; specifically, in a grape-vine, one of the side shoots which spring from the axils of the leaves of a main shoot.
    • n lateral A small ditch or distributary from a main or principal irrigation ditch.
    • n lateral plural In the pelecypod mollusks, the lateral hinge-teeth, those lying at the sides or ends of the hinge-plate, anterior or posterior to the median or cardinal teeth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: IBM's motto is "Think". Apple later made their motto "Think different".
    • adj Lateral lat′ėr-al belonging to the side: proceeding from or in the direction of the side: :
    • adj Lateral lat′ėr-al (anat. and zool.) situated on one of the sides of the median vertical longitudinal plane of the body
    • adj Lateral lat′ėr-al (physics) at right angles to a line of motion or strain
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  • Lydia M. Child
    “But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.”
  • Lord Byron
    “A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later, for another thing, they die earlier.”
  • John Ruskin
    “In old times men used their powers of painting to show the objects of faith, in later times they use the objects of faith to show their powers of painting.”
  • Bette Davis
    “I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later.”
  • Dick Armey
    Dick Armey
    “Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.”


See you later - A casual way of saying to friends I'll see you again, sometime, (without a definite date or time having been set) - this is often abbreviated to 'Later' or 'Laters' as an alternative way of saying goodbye.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lateralis, fr. latus, lateris, side: cf. F. latéral,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lateralislatus, latĕris, a side.


In literature:

A couple of years later on, the laird changed his mind, wrote to his brother, and offered to send his eldest son, John David (1774-1850).
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Later he arrived at the truth.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
In a later inscription of Rameses II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Thirty-eight years later these words came true at the gate of St. Germain's Abbey.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Three hours later the moon was high in the starlit sky.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
A little while later my father was summoned for attempted murder.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Half an hour later I posted the receipt to Rayne, and later we all three lunched together in the restaurant.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
In later years Brooke Williams, junior, lived here and, still later, George W. Cissel.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Later on, different varieties of manufactured bombs in great quantities appeared.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Later the best treatment is by massage and movement.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles

In poetry:

Later, by wayward fancies led,
For the wide world I panted;
Out of the forest dark and dread
Across the open fields I fled,
Like one pursued and haunted.
"Mad River, In The White Mountains" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And all the little birds sang right merrily their lay:
"Midsummer Day
Brings us laughter and play;
But later know I little, if she twines her wreath so gay!"
"Venevil" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And hope herself admits: To thee
But a darkening scene—
Only slow days of care and doubt,
Only a dreary lengthening out,
Of what this later past hath been.
"The Past" by Charles Harpur
But sooner or later you're certain to find
Your sentiments can't lie hid -
JANE thought it was time that she made up her mind
(And I think it was time she did).
"Emily, John, James, and I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Nor only launch thy subtle dazzle and thy strength for these,
Prepare the later afternoon of me myself—prepare my lengthening
Prepare my starry nights.
"Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling" by Walt Whitman
Like you, each day she rises slightly later,
And as the heavenly bodies rise and sink,
Some unexpected stars may rise beside her,
Much nearer to her than I like to think.
""Above our submarine's black nose she rises ..."" by Konstantin Simonov

In news:

The 250-pound male bear was first spotted on the Ave Maria campus and later showed up in the garage of a nearby home.
A year later, a lighthouse was erected on Howland Island in her memory.
The new Duncan Aviation avionics shop in Portland will open later this fall and will be located on the Portland International Airport at 7777 NE Airport Way.
Services will be held at a later date in Etna, Calif Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
A few days later we started hearing a chirping noise from the birdhouse.
Ten years later, she has a healthy five-year-old son, while several of her friends will forever be unable to have children.
"Sooner or later, somebody's gonna pull one to left-center," predicts Rich Buhrke, a wiry 63-year-old in a Chicago Cubs cap.
A new Annals of Oncology report suggests that men who start to go bald in their 20s may have a higher risk for prostate cancer later in life.
There will be a visitaton held at Overton Funeral Home, Dysart, on Friday, May 7 from 4 to 8 pm A private family service will follow at a later date.
Three years later, he will have to move again — from one apartment in Madison to another with three bedrooms.
The following story, which will be serialized on this blog, was originally written in 1985 as my senior project in creative writing at Hamilton College 25 years later, it has been updated.
A number of Bearcats were later transferred to the Vietnam Air Force.
Less than a decade later, their future collaborator Stephen Wilkinson, a.k.a.
I wondered if the owners of the company knew what it meant — but more on that later.
Black Monday , 25 Years Later: What's Changed.

In science:

In later discussion we can simplify the equations by such a choice.
Angular momentum conservation law in Einstein-Cartan space-time
The proof of this statement will be sketched later.
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
GS; later we discuss the exact way the optimization becomes visible in.
Ground states versus low-temperature equilibria in random field Ising chains
Later we will see that this choice is important in order to obtain first order equations.
Simple models with Alice fluxes
Later it was shown that the occurrence so-called Bogomol’nyi equations is tightly connected to the existence of a super-symmetric extension of the theory.
Simple models with Alice fluxes