Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Not long ago; recently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Recently; not long ago.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Not long ago; recently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Recently; of late; not long ago; not long before.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in the recent past

Etymologies

late +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have been ordering from Amazon-UK but the condition i have been receiving the books in lately is not great so will definitely try some of your suggestions ... thanks

    Do You Buy Science Fiction Books Overseas?

  • What's occupying my brain lately is that in less than 2 months G and I are moving to Paris.

    Happy Canada Day

  • There have been several ITV game shows with the word ‘Celebrity’ in the title lately, and Celebrity Love Island is nothing if not the most recent.

    Celebrity Love Island Odds – The Men

  • Colonel Oliver Boyce -- he has taken the title lately -- when I knew him he was something in the service of the Duke of Marlborough.

    The Highwayman

  • My major fashion dilemma lately is letting go of clothes that don't fit me but are in like-new condition and given to me for free -- mostly by my mother.

    Clothing Organization part 2: Back to the Drawing Board

  • Fair - holt's Dictionary of Terms in Art (London, 1854) char - acterizes Motif as “a term lately introduced into the vocabulary of Art,” whereas it is altogether omitted from James Elmes's earlier Dictionary of the Fine Arts

    MOTIF

  • Even news about Lindsay Lohan's perpetual rehab was more entertaining and useful than any article you've written about Palin lately!

    Biden on Palin: 'I take her at her word'

  • Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall.

    Bill Lucey: Remembering Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens, on his 200th Birthday

  • Plus I find the color scheme that's been up lately is extremely unappealing to look at.

    Empty Forums Again

  • Been suffering with the piles again lately, hope they don’t get too bad.

    Work Camp 1203 L

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