What does procrastinate mean?

Definitions for procrastinateproʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word procrastinate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally(verb)

    postpone doing what one should be doing

    "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

  2. procrastinate(verb)

    postpone or delay needlessly

    "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"


  1. procrastinate(Verb)

    To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.

    He procrastinated until the last minute and had to stay up all night to finish.

  2. procrastinate(Verb)

    To put off; to delay (something).

  3. Origin: From procrastinatum, past participle of procrastino, from pro + crastinus, from cras

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procrastinate(verb)

    to put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay; as, to procrastinate repentance

  2. Procrastinate(verb)

    to delay; to be dilatory

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Procrastinate

    prō-kras′ti-nāt, v.t. to put off till some future time: to postpone.—v.i. to delay.—n. Procrastinā′tion, a putting off till a future time: dilatoriness.—adjs. Procras′tinātive, Procras′tinātory.—n. Procras′tinātor. [L.—pro, off, crastinuscras, to-morrow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procrastinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procrastinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johnny Wowk:

    If you continue to procrastinate and hibernate your body will start to deteriorate. -Johnny The Walker

  2. Tim Pychyl:

    We procrastinate because we give in to feel good, if a task makes me frustrated or bored, avoidance lets me escape those negative emotions.

  3. Brandon A. Trean:

    Distractions don't exist. We either procrastinate or we are committed. What we call distractions are simply an excuse to procrastinate further.

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