What does postpone mean?

Definitions for postpone
poʊstˈpoʊn, poʊs-post·pone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off(verb)

    hold back to a later time

    "let's postpone the exam"


  1. postpone(Verb)

    To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Postpone(verb)

    to defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as, to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely

  2. Postpone(verb)

    to place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Postpone

    pōst-pōn′, v.t. to put off to a future time: to defer: to delay: to subordinate.—n. Postpone′ment, act of putting off to an after-time: temporary delay—also Postpō′nence (obs.). [L. postponĕre, -positumpost, after, ponĕre, to put.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'postpone' in Verbs Frequency: #1079

How to pronounce postpone?

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How to say postpone in sign language?

  1. postpone


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of postpone in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of postpone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of postpone in a Sentence

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Do today what you want to postpone until tomorrow.

  2. David Joseph Schwartz:

    To fight fear, act. To increase fear--wait, put off postpone.

  3. Lion Air founder Rusdi Kirana:

    However if 2016 is still flat, same as 2015, we will postpone.

  4. David J. Schwartz:

    To fight fear, act. To increase fear -- wait, put off postpone.

  5. Carlos Curbelo:

    A lot of members in leadership just want to postpone the inevitable.

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