Noun(1) the most recent news or development
Adjective(1) being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time(2) after the expected or usual time; delayed(3) of the immediate past or just previous to the present time(4) having died recently(5) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages(6) at or toward an end or late period or stage of development(7) (used especially of persons(8) up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date(9) in the current fashion or style
Adverb(1) later than usual or than expected(2) to an advanced time(3) at an advanced age or stage(4) in the recent past
(1) The effect of erosion on the shore temple has been debilitating and the problem has been compounded by the soft laterite rock, which has been used in the construction.(2) Freshly hewn laterite blocks lay piled up one side of the courtyard.(3) Wild creepers burst through laterite banks and spills across the flooded roads.(4) There were numerous potential dangers to be avoided on this laterite track, and thick dust reduced visibility considerably.(5) A major source of iron, called iron laterite , is a type of residual deposit generated by the intense weathering of iron-rich rocks such as mafic and ultramafic volcanic rocks.(6) The Sinda community will be required to contribute 25 per cent towards the project, and this will come in the form of crushed stones, river and building sand, laterite and pan bricks.(7) On the other hand, laterite stone take very little, sometimes no cement and sand to build and last almost forever.(8) In southern Yunnan province the river is a rich orange-red as it runs through the surrounding laterite hills.(9) The suitable land to dig rain pit is midland area, which is made up of laterite soil.(10) Yellow and red pigments are made from soft laterite .(11) About 40 m in from the moat is a laterite wall, 4.5 m high, with large single entrances from the east, north, and south, and five entrances on the west.(12) Returning to the reception building we walked up a laterite path to the raised and open - sided restaurant giving horizon-spanning views of wooded hills.(13) The laterite soil types of the nutritionally impoverished farmlands in the arid and semi-arid regions do not have the capacity to hold moisture.(14) Since the painting was done on a wall of laterite stones and lime, it could not be saved from the damage brought about by the passage of time.(15) The climate and topography of the region in which laterite formation occurs will control the grade of ore produced.(16) Nuggets in laterite can be either reddish or black; nuggets in quartz appear cloaked with white.