American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having been delayed; done or sent too late: a belated birthday card.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Coming or staying too late; overtaken by lateness, especially at night; benighted; delayed.
- adj. Later in relation to the proper time something should have happened.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of belate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Delayed beyond the usual time; too late; overtaken by night; benighted.
- adj. after the expected or usual time; delayed.
- be- + lated. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There is doubt, though, about a medal Cotta received nearly three years ago in belated recognition of his heroism, the Distinguished”
“Slept and read, bought groceries, hot tub, finally scraping together enough energy to cook some Indian food in belated recognition of my wife's birthday.”
“Byron later snags one of the Mormons, who is wallowing in belated guilt for his romp in the land of alternative lifestyles, and stuff him with an LSD-laced hot dog.”
“Replacing his note-book in his pocket, he called a belated carriage, and hastily gave orders to be taken to the Clifton House.”
“Dressed in a golf shirt, his face the picture of bureaucratic indemnity,Mr. Wang faced an unusually combative news conference during which reporters asked why government workers had hastily buried a damaged rail car rather then preserve it for investigators (it made rescue work easier, he said and why an unconscious 2-year-old girl was found in the wreckage long after officials had abandoned the search for survivors (he called the belated discovery "a miracle.”
“McCoy had fully embraced the idea of belated fatherhood his declarations to the contrary notwithstanding.”
“Communist effort of 1871 may be termed a belated attempt on the part of”
“And considering that she won the Yehudi Menuhin Competition at age 11, her debut on the Schubert Club's International Artist Series could almost be called "belated.”
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