- The definition of belated is something done late.
An anniversary celebrated the day after the actual date is an example of belated.
belated definition by Webster's New World
late or too late; tardy
Origin: be- plush lat(e) plush -ed
belated definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having been delayed; done or sent too late: a belated birthday card.
Origin: be- + lated.
- be·latˈed·ly adverb
- be·latˈed·ness noun