Post·pone v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postponed p. pr. & vb. n. Postponing.]
1. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as, to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely.
His praise postponed, and never to be paid. --Cowper.
2. To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance.
All other considerations should give way and be postponed to this. --Locke.
Syn: -- To adjourn; defer; delay; procrastinate.
v : hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: prorogue,
hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back,
defer, remit, put off]