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Is late a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word late is a Scrabble US word. The word late is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word late is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Late

You can make 27 words from 'late' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'late'

LATE 4LEAT 4
TAEL 4TALE 4
TEAL 4TELA 4

3 letters words from 'late'

ALE 3ALT 3
ATE 3EAT 3
ELT 3ETA 3
LAT 3LEA 3
LET 3TAE 3
TEA 3TEL 3

2 letters words from 'late'

AE 2AL 2
AT 2EA 2
EL 2ET 2
LA 2TA 2
TE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of late

late alte ltae tlae atle tale laet alet leat elat aelt ealt ltea tlea leta elta tela etla atel tael aetl eatl teal etal

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word late. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in late.

Definitions and meaning of late

late

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology

From Middle English late, lat, from Old English læt (slow; slack, lax, negligent; late), from Proto-Germanic *lataz (slow, lazy).

Adjective

late (comparative later, superlative latest)

  1. Near the end of a period of time.
  2. Specifically, near the end of the day.
  3. (usually not comparable) Associated with the end of a period.
  4. Not arriving until after an expected time.
  5. Not having had an expected menstrual period.
  6. (not comparable, euphemistic) Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. (Often used with "the"; see usage notes.)
  7. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; departed, or gone out of office.
  8. Recent — relative to the noun it modifies.
    • 1914, Robert Frost, North of Boston, "A Hundred Collars":
      Lancaster bore him — such a little town, / Such a great man. It doesn't see him often / Of late years, though he keeps the old homestead / And sends the children down there with their mother []
  9. (astronomy, dated) Of a star or class of stars, cooler than the sun.

Usage notes

  • (deceased): Late in this sense is unusual among English adjectives in that it qualifies named individuals (in phrases like the late Mary) without creating a contrast with another Mary who is not late. Contrast hungry: a phrase like the hungry Mary is usually only used if another Mary is under discussion who is not hungry.

Translations

Noun

late (plural lates)

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

Antonyms

  • early

Adverb

late (comparative later, superlative latest)

  1. After a deadline has passed, past a designated time.
  2. Formerly, especially in the context of service in a military unit.
  3. Not long ago; just now.

Synonyms

  • (past a designated time): belatedly; see also Thesaurus:belatedly
  • (formerly): erenow; see also Thesaurus:formerly
  • (not long ago): freshly; see also Thesaurus:recently

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • 2009 April 3, Peter T. Daniels, "Re: Has 'late' split up into a pair of homonyms?", message-ID <[email protected]m>, alt.usage.english and sci.lang, Usenet.

Anagrams

  • EATL, ETLA, Elta, TEAL, TEAl, Teal, et al, et al., leat, tael, tale, teal, tela

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːtə/

Adjective

late

  1. Inflected form of laat

Verb

late

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of laten

Italian

Adjective

late

  1. Feminine plural of adjective lato.

Karelian

Etymology

Akin to Finnish lattia.

Noun

late (genitive lattien, partitive latettu)

  1. floor

Latin

Adverb

lātē (comparative lātius, superlative lātissimē)

  1. broadly, widely
  2. extensively
  3. far and wide, everywhere
  4. lavishly, to excess

Related terms

  • lātus

References

  • late in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • late in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.

Middle English

Etymology

From Old Norse lát (conduct, demeanour, voice, sound, literally let, letting, loss) (from Proto-Germanic *lētiją (behaviour), from Proto-Indo-European *lēid-, *lēy- (to leave, let). Cognate with Middle Low German lāt (outward appearance, gesture, manner), Old English lǣtan (to let). More at let.

Noun

late

  1. Manner; behaviour; outward appearance or aspect.
  2. A sound; voice.
    • c 1275-1499, King Alexander
      Than have we liking to lithe the lates of the foules.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Adjective

late

  1. definite singular and plural of lat

Etymology 2

From Old Norse láta

Verb

late (imperative lat, present tense later, passive lates, simple past lot, past participle latt, present participle latende)

  1. to seem, appear
  2. (also late som) to pretend
Derived terms
  • årelate

References

  • “late” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²lɑːtə/

Adjective

late

  1. inflection of lat:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Etymology 2

Verb

late (present tense lèt, past tense lét, past participle late, passive infinitive latast, present participle latande, imperative lat)

  1. Alternative form of la

Etymology 3

From Old Norse láta

Alternative forms

  • lata

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²lɑːtə/

Verb

late (present tense lèt, past tense lét, past participle late, passive infinitive latast, present participle latande, imperative lat)

  1. to seem, appear
  2. (also late som) to pretend
Derived terms
  • årelate

References

  • “late” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

Adverbial form of læt

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑ.te/

Adverb

late

  1. late

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈla.t͡ʃi/

Verb

late

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of latir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of latir

Spanish

Verb

late

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of latir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of latir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of latir.

Swedish

Adjective

late

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of lat.

Anagrams

  • leta

Source: wiktionary.org
  • coming after the expected time.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)