What is the difference between "late" and "delayed"?

What is the difference between late and delayed?
Avatar do usuário Andrezzatkm 4655 1 8 103
Delayed is used to describe something that slowed you down, something that made you late. For example, your flight was delayed because of bad weather, and you were delayed because your car broke. That delay made you late.

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Avatar do usuário Andrezzatkm 4655 1 8 103
You can be delayed but still be on time, so delayed doesn't automatically mean late.

If you have an appointment at 2pm and it takes you half an hour to get there, if you leave at 1pm with the intention of getting there early and I stop to talk to you for 15 minutes, I will have delayed you, but I haven't made you late because you'll get there at 1:45.
However, if you leave at 1:30 and I stop to talk to you for 15 minutes, I will have delayed you AND made you late.

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