1 tardy, delayed, overdue, behindhand, dilatory, unpunctual; belated, US past due:
He was even late for his own wedding. Better late than never. Your mortgage payment is late again
2 recent, last, new, fresh, current, up to date:
Have you got a copy of a late edition of today's newspaper?
3 deceased, departed, dead; former, past, ex-, recent, previous, preceding, old (See also 5., below.):
Here is a song by the late, great Bing Crosby. He has a meeting with Lord Pamby, late chairman of United Oxidation
4 of late. See 5., below.
5 recently, lately, previously, formerly, once, heretofore, in recent or former time(s), of late, latterly (See also 3., above.):
They are dining tonight with Sir Keith, late of Scotland Yard.
6 till or at an advanced hour or time:
I was up late last night. She married late.
7 tardily, unpunctually, belatedly:
We arrived too late for the first act.
8 recently, lately:
As late as a week ago they were still holding the job open for her.