What does tardy mean?

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ˈtɑr ditardy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belated, late, tardyadjective

    after the expected or usual time; delayed

    "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"

Wiktionary

  1. tardynoun

    A piece of paper given to students who are late to class.

    The teacher gave her a tardy because she did not come into the classroom until after the bell.

    Etymology: From an earlier tardive, from tardif, from *, from tardus

  2. tardyadjective

    Late; overdue or delayed.

    He yawned, then raised a tardy hand over his mouth.

    Etymology: From an earlier tardive, from tardif, from *, from tardus

  3. tardyadjective

    ineffectual; slow witted, slow to act, or dullard

    His tardy performance bordered on incompetence.

    Etymology: From an earlier tardive, from tardif, from *, from tardus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tardy

    moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift

  2. Tardy

    not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one's payments

  3. Tardy

    unwary; unready

  4. Tardy

    criminal; guilty

  5. Tardyverb

    to make tardy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tardy

    tär′di, adj. slow, late, sluggish: out of season.—advs. Tardamen′te (mus.), slowly; Tar′dily, slowly: reluctantly: late.—n. Tar′diness.—adj. Tar′dy-gait′ed (Shak.) slow-paced. [Fr. tardiftard—L. tardus, slow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tardy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tardy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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