from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To retard; cause something to be late; delay; benight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To retard or make too late.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To retard; make late; benight.
Double the predicted time and the project will still belate.
“Come,” called the old man, “come now or you will belate.”
His check from the American Enterprise Institute must belate this month.
The seed being different from usual and the planting late, besides the delays from first drouth and then excessive rain, all conspire to hinder the crops and belate them, so that it is likely they will he late by five weeks at least.
And sometimes I almost think that he delayed matters and touzled 'round amongst them rags jest a purpose to belate himself, so he would have to stay to dinner.
I am not going to belate on he said/she said reports, but this one in particular sums the situation to no end.
God bless, and wishing one an all a belate Christmas greetings, and do enjoy a good laugh and a Happy New Year 2009!!!!