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 for Latest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Late \Late\ (l[=a]t), a. [Compar. Later (l[=a]t"[~e]r), or
     latter (l[a^]t"t[~e]r); superl. Latest (l[=a]t"[e^]st) or
     Last (l[.a]st).] [OE. lat slow, slack, AS. l[ae]t; akin to
     OS. lat, D. laat late, G. lass weary, lazy, slack, Icel.
     latr, Sw. lat, Dan. lad, Goth. lats, and to E. let, v. See
     Let to permit, and cf. Alas, Lassitude.]
     1. Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or
        proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a
        late spring.
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     2. Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of
        the day; a late period of life.
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     3. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not
        now; recently deceased, departed, or gone out of office;
        as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.
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     4. Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the
        late rains; we have received late intelligence.
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     5. Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night;
        as, late revels; a late watcher.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-
             date; "the news is up-to-the-minute"; "the very latest
             scientific discoveries" [syn: up-to-the-minute,
      2: in the current fashion or style [syn: latest, a la
         mode(p), in style(p), in vogue(p), modish]
      n 1: the most recent news or development; "have you heard the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "latest":
     actual, as is, being, closing, concluding, contemporaneous,
     contemporary, current, eventual, existent, existing, extant,
     farthest out, fashionable, final, fresh, hindmost, immanent,
     immediate, in, instant, lag, last, latter, modern, most recent,
     new, newest, present, present-age, present-day, present-time,
     rearmost, running, terminal, that be, that is, topical, up-to-date,

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