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
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.