|1.||the superlative of late|
|2.||most recent, modern, or new: the latest fashions|
|3.||at the latest no later than the time specified|
|4.||informal the latest the most recent fashion or development|
Also, the latest thing. The most recent development, as in fashion or the news. For example, Wearing straw hats to the beach is the latest thing, or Have you heard the latest about the royal family? [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see the thing.