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Meaning of POSTPONE

Pronunciation:  powst'pown

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"

POSTPONE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: defer, hold over, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table
 See Also: call, call off, cancel, delay, hold, probate, reprieve, reschedule, respite, suspend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Post*pone"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Postponed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Postponing}.] [L. postponere, postpositum; post after
+ ponere to place, put. See {Post-}, and {Position}.]
1. 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.

         His praise postponed, and never to be paid.

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

         All other considerations should give way and be
         postponed to this.                    --Locke.

Syn: To adjourn; defer; delay; procrastinate.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adjourn, continue, dally, defer, delay, drag out, extend, hang fire, hang up, hold off, hold over, hold up, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay over, pigeonhole, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, push aside, put aside, put away, put in mothballs, put off, put on ice, recess, reserve, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sideline, sleep on, stand over, stave off, stay, store, stow, stretch out, suspend, table, table the motion, take a recess, temporize, waive