from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To delay until a future time; put off. See Synonyms at defer1.
- transitive v. To place after in importance; subordinate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive 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.
- transitive v. To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)