Definitions

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

  • adj. Postponed or delayed: deferred gratification; deferred military draft.
  • adj. Withheld until a future date: deferred benefits; a deferred payment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to delay of an action.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to yielding to someone else's decision or judgment.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a value that is not realized until a future date, e.g. annuities, charges, taxes, income, either as an asset or liability.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of defer.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.