American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To delay until a future time; put off. See Synonyms at defer1.
- v. To place after in importance; subordinate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put off; defer to a future or later time; delay.
- To set below (something else) in value or importance; rate as less important or inferior.
- Synonyms To adjourn, procrastinate, stave off.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn.
- v. To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance.
- v. hold back to a later time
- Latin postpōnere : post-, post- + pōnere, to put; see post2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Which means we will once again postpone the (in) decision.”
“She received, also, a little, though mournful, reprieve from terror, by a letter from Lisbon, written to again postpone the return of Mrs. Tyrold, at the earnest request of Mr. Relvil; and she flattered herself that, before her arrival, she should be enabled to resume those only duties which could draw her from despondence.”
“First at UFC 106 and then again at UFC 108, Carwin's title opportunities were dashed while Lesnar, battling through a painful intestinal disorder, was forced to postpone, which is why UFC officials deemed it appropriate to create Saturday's interim title fight.”
“Why do I fear that any civil unrest will lead to this Labour government implementing the Civil Contingency Act so as to "postpone" elections, initially for a short time and then for the duration of the disturbances, disturbances that may last for a very very long time indeed?”
“And don't expect to be able to vote this Labour mob out at a general election, any civil unrest will lead to the Civil Contingency Act being used to "postpone" elections, initially for a short time and then for the duration of the disturbances, disturbances that may last for a very very long time indeed.”
“Does anyone else believe that Gordon Brown might use the Civil Contingencies Act and other legislation to "postpone" a general election for reasons of internal security?”
“Either he's trying to force the debates commission to "postpone" the VP debate -- in which case it will never be rescheduled, sparing Palin another debacle -- or he's trying to throw Obama off his game with this distraction about whether or not he's going to show up.”
“I've had a guy cancel an hour before a date, or sorry, 'postpone' never to give me another time.”
“But Howard officials persuaded Davis to "postpone" a scheduled lecture there because they thought the anti-Semites-Davis is Jewish-would disrupt the event.”
“Some things are hard to do, and I thus prefer to "postpone" until Anders gets home.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘postpone’.
US Congress/Senate + Westminster + European Parliament usage
after in time; following; later
from the poetry and prose of walt whitman
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Tip of the hat to Stephen, who always tells me "only one more switchback" as we go up the trail. Usually it is a lie, but it still works!
alleviate,to lighten, altercation,a qua..., amicable,friendly, ambiguous,vague, put something to ..., unclear, adaptation,A comp..., albatross,a signi..., indifferent, cordial nature, to mitigate, affinity,a natura... and 2229 more...
Words that contain the letters "post" in that order, etymology not important.
abandon,extreme e..., dispensing of all..., abash,to humiliate, abate,to lessen, abbreviate,to sho..., abridge, abdicate,to forma..., aberration,depart..., abnormality, abet,to encourage, abhor,to hate, abide,to follow o... and 2229 more...
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