verb (used with object), post·poned, post·pon·ing.
- postpartum pituitary necrosis syndrome,
- postpartum psychosis,
- postpartum tetanus,
- postperfusion lung,
- postpericardiotomy syndrome,
Origin of postpone
Examples from the Web for postpone
His first prescription when I saw him was to have the CAT scan test that I had been forced to postpone for a month and a half.
At this point, the photographer says, he decided that too many people knew about his trip and so he decided to postpone it.
The prerequisite for this is for the U.S. to postpone current efforts for some kind of political transition among Syrians.
We still need to see if that will happen, or if we need to postpone it.‘Hocus Pocus’ Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The term allows us to postpone or cancel altogether our confrontation with the word we must use: human.Senseless. Evil. Silver Linings. Our Misguided Terms of Terror.|William Giraldi|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I had determined for many reasons to postpone building my house for the present, which decision my father regrets.Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee|(His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee
The young girl had had a presentiment of impending evil, but her wish to postpone the journey had been overruled.Modern Magic|Maximilian Schele de Vere
I will postpone my journey to the King, at any sacrifice of displeasure.The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
I am interrupted, and must postpone till to-morrow what I have further to say to your Lordship.The History of Emily Montague|Frances Brooke
"Of course, if Madam Carroll is suffering," he said—then he stopped; he did not want to postpone it again.For the Major|Constance Fenimore Woolson