from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
- transitive v. To postpone or delay needlessly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.
- v. To put off; to delay (something).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay.
- intransitive v. To delay; to be dilatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put off till another day, or from day to day; delay; defer to a future time.
- Synonyms To postpone, adjourn, defer, retard, protract, prolong.
- To delay; be dilatory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. postpone or delay needlessly
- v. postpone doing what one should be doing
Latin prōcrāstināre, prōcrāstināt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + crāstinus, of tomorrow (from crās, tomorrow).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin prōcrastinātum, past participle of prōcrastinō ("defer, put off till tomorrow"), from prō ("in favor of") + crāstinus ("of or belonging to tomorrow"), from crās ("tomorrow") (Wiktionary)