[ pohst-deyt, pohst- ]
See synonyms for: postdatepostdatedpostdating on

verb (used with object),post·dat·ed, post·dat·ing.
  1. to date (a check, invoice, letter, document) with a date later than the actual date.

  2. to follow in time: His recognition as an artist postdated his death.

Origin of postdate

First recorded in 1615–25; post- + date1

Words that may be confused with postdate

Words Nearby postdate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use postdate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for postdate


/ (pəʊstˈdeɪt) /

  1. to write a future date on (a document), as on a cheque to prevent it being paid until then

  2. to assign a date to (an event, period, etc) that is later than its previously assigned date of occurrence

  1. to be or occur at a later date than

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