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


  1. Near the end of a period of time.
  2. Specifically, near the end of the day.
  3. Associated with the end of a period.
  4. Not arriving until after an expected time.
  5. Not having had an expected menstrual period.
  6. Deceased, dead: (Often used with ; 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.


  1. After a deadline has passed, past a designated time.
    We drove as fast as we could, but we still arrived late.

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