Belated Definition

bĭ-lātĭd
adjective
Having been delayed; done or sent too late.
A belated birthday card.
American Heritage
Late or too late; tardy.
Webster's New World
The definition of belated is something done late.
An anniversary celebrated the day after the actual date is an example of belated.
YourDictionary
Later in relation to the proper time something should have happened.
Happy belated birthday!
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verb

Simple past tense and past participle of belate.

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Origin of Belated

  • be– lated

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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