from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring, arriving, acting, or done after the scheduled, expected, or usual time; late.
- adj. Moving slowly; sluggish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Late; overdue or delayed.
- adj. ineffectual; slow witted, slow to act, or dullard
- n. A piece of paper given to students who are late to class.
- v. To make tardy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift.
- adj. Not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt.
- adj. Unwary; unready.
- adj. Criminal; guilty.
- transitive v. To make tardy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; sluggish.
- Late; dilatory; behindhand.
- Characterized by or proceeding from reluctance; unwilling to move or act; hanging back.
- Synonyms Dilatory, etc. (see slow), slack, procrastinating.
- To delay; retard; hinder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. after the expected or usual time; delayed
Alteration of Middle English tardive, slow, from Old French tardif, from Vulgar Latin *tardīvus, from Latin tardus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From an earlier tardive, from Old French tardif, from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus ("slow”, “sluggish"). (Wiktionary)