What does the word postpone mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Postponement.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To defer to a later time; put off.

Usage examples for postpone

  1. With absolute power, she had done nothing but postpone. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  2. He determined to postpone his departure until he had grown a beard. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  3. She said polite things, and assured him of the pleasure with which she would look forward to his next visit,- and even added that he had better not postpone that next visit beyond five or six days, or a week at most, as Mr. Glenowen was expected at once, and might not be able to stay long at Second Westings. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts