- Procrastinate is defined as to put something off to do at a later time.
An example of procrastinate is having two weeks to work on a paper and waiting until the night before it's due to work on it.
procrastinate definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procastinare ; from pro-, forward (see pro-) plush crastinus, belonging to the morrow ; from cras, tomorrow
procrastinate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates verb, intransitive
Origin: Latin prōcrāstināre, prōcrāstināt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + crāstinus, of tomorrow (from crās, tomorrow).
- pro·crasˌti·naˈtion noun
- pro·crasˈti·naˌtor noun