1. in the recent past

    Synonyms : lately, latterly, of late, recently
    Examples :
    • lately the rules have been enforced
    • as late as yesterday she was fine
    • feeling better of late
  2. at or toward an end or late period or stage of development

    Synonyms : later
    Antonyms : early
    Examples :
    • the late phase of feudalism
    • a later symptom of the disease
    • later medical science could have saved the child
  3. to an advanced time

    Synonyms : deep
    Examples :
    • talked late into the evening
  4. later than usual or than expected

    Synonyms : belatedly, tardily
    Antonyms : early
    Examples :
    • the train arrived late
    • we awoke late
    • the children came late to school
    • I belatedly wished her a happy birthday
  5. after the expected or usual time; delayed

    Synonyms : belated, tardy
    Examples :
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
  6. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

    Synonyms : former, previous
    Examples :
    • our late President is still very active
  7. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

    Synonyms : recent
    Examples :
    • a late development
    • their late quarrel
  8. being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time

    Antonyms : early, middle
    Examples :
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  9. having died recently

    Examples :
    • her late husband
  10. of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

    Antonyms : early, middle


  1. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

    Synonyms : lease, rent
    Type Of : give
  2. a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India

    Synonyms : army of the pure, army of the righteous, lashkar-e-taiba, lashkar-e-tayyiba, lashkar-e-toiba
  3. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

    Synonyms : allow, permit
    Antonyms : prevent
  4. a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again

    Synonyms : net ball
    Type Of : serve, service
  5. consent to, give permission

    Synonyms : allow, countenance, permit
    Type Of : consent, go for, accept
    Examples :
    • I won't let the police search her basement
  6. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

    Synonyms : get, have
    Type Of : get, make
    Examples :
    • This let me in for a big surprise
  7. actively cause something to happen

    Type Of : cause, get, stimulate, make, have, induce
    Examples :
    • I let it be known that I was not interested
  8. leave unchanged

    Type Of : let alone, leave behind, leave, leave alone
    Examples :
    • let it be


  1. the ability to read and write

    Antonyms : illiteracy
    Type Of : accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment, skill


  1. decrease in size, extent, or range

    Synonyms : decrease, diminish, fall
    Type Of : change magnitude
  2. make smaller

    Synonyms : decrease, minify
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
  3. wear off or die down

    Synonyms : subside
    Type Of : weaken


  1. framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal

    Synonyms : fretwork, latticework
    Type Of : frame, framework
  2. small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

    Synonyms : grille, wicket
    Type Of : opening
  3. an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions

    Type Of : arrangement, organisation, organization, system


  1. a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery

    Synonyms : lube, lubricating substance, lubricator
    Type Of : substance


  1. a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study

    Synonyms : depository library
    Type Of : depositary, depository, deposit, repository
  2. (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use

    Synonyms : program library, subroutine library
    Type Of : aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage
  3. a building that houses a collection of books and other materials

    Type Of : edifice, building
  4. a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

    Type Of : accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
  5. a room where books are kept

    Type Of : room
    Examples :
    • they had brandy in the library


  1. a titled peer of the realm

    Synonyms : noble, nobleman
    Antonyms : lady
    Type Of : male aristocrat
  2. a person who has general authority over others

    Synonyms : master, overlord
    Type Of : swayer, ruler
  3. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

    Synonyms : almighty, creator, divine, god almighty, godhead, jehovah, maker
  4. make a lord of someone

    Type Of : gentle, ennoble, entitle


  1. someone who violates the law

    Synonyms : law offender, violator
    Type Of : criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw


  1. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

    Synonyms : additive
    Antonyms : nonlinear
  2. of or in or along or relating to a line; involving or having a single dimension

    Synonyms : one-dimensional
    Antonyms : cubic, planar
    Examples :
    • a linear measurement
  3. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

    Synonyms : elongate
  4. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input

    Synonyms : analog, analogue
    Examples :
    • linear amplifier
  5. measured lengthwise

    Synonyms : running