- Postpone is defined as to put off to or place in a later time.
An example of postpone is to move an outdoor party to the following weekend due to rain.
transitive verbpost·poned, post·pon·ing, post·pones
- To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen. See Synonyms at defer1.
- To postpose.
Origin of postponeLatin postpōnere : post-, post- + pōnere, to put; see post2.
(third-person singular simple present postpones, present participle postponing, simple past and past participle postponed)
- To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.