What does the word tardy mean?

Usage examples for tardy

  1. In this particular instance the result was voices raised in argument- voices that reached Chip, grinning and listening on the porch of the White House- and tardy slumber overtaking a disgruntled Happy Family on the brink of violence. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  2. The spring has come at last, though tardy and slow in its approach. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess