belated


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be·lat·ed

 (bĭ-lā′tĭd)
adj.
Having been delayed; done or sent too late: a belated birthday card.

[be- + lated.]

be·lat′ed·ly adv.
be·lat′ed·ness n.

belated

(bɪˈleɪtɪd)
adj
late or too late: belated greetings.
beˈlatedly adv
beˈlatedness n

be•lat•ed

(bɪˈleɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time: a belated birthday card.
2. delayed; detained.
[1610–20]
be•lat′ed•ly, adv.
be•lat′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.belated - after the expected or usual timebelated - after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time

belated

adjective late, delayed, overdue, late in the day, tardy, behind time, unpunctual, behindhand a belated birthday present

belated

adjective
Not being on time:
Translations
مُتَأخّر
opožděný
forsinket
megkésett
tafinn; sem kemur of seint
pavėluotaipavėluotas
nokavējiesnovēlojies
geç kalmışgecikmiş

belated

[bɪˈleɪtɪd] ADJtardío, atrasado

belated

[bɪˈleɪtɪd] adj [thanks, welcome, return] → tardif/ive

belated

adj, belatedly
advverspätet

belated

[bɪˈleɪtɪd] adjin ritardo
his belated arrival → il suo ritardo

belated

(biˈleitid) adjective
happening etc, late or too late. a belated birthday card; belated thanks.
beˈlatedly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
Belated, and not innocently, one bitter winter's midnight, on the road running between two country towns, the blacksmith half-stupidly felt the deadly numbness stealing over him, and sought refuge in a leaning, dilapidated barn.
At night he crept into sheds and cellars and doorways--until there came a spell of belated winter weather, with a raging gale, and the thermometer five degrees below zero at sundown and falling all night.
Unless our philosophy hears the cock crow in every barnyard within our horizon, it is belated.
And it was said that a belated citizen had come upon Potter wash- ing himself in the "branch" about one or two o'clock in the morning, and that Potter had at once sneaked off -- suspicious circumstances, especially the washing which was not a habit with Potter.
I was trimming the schoolroom, and got belated, and ran all the way home.
All looked colder and darker in that visionary hollow than in reality: and the strange little figure there gazing at me, with a white face and arms specking the gloom, and glittering eyes of fear moving where all else was still, had the effect of a real spirit: I thought it like one of the tiny phantoms, half fairy, half imp, Bessie's evening stories represented as coming out of lone, ferny dells in moors, and appearing before the eyes of belated travellers.
It fell out that he was thus engaged in a season when crowds were few, and belated women few, and when his affairs in general were so unprosperous as to awaken a strong suspicion in his breast that Mrs.
She had waited longer than she knew, and now that she found herself belated in the snow-hidden ruggedness of the long lanes, even the animation of a vindictive purpose could not keep her spirit from failing.
they but now who seemd In bigness to surpass Earths Giant Sons Now less then smallest Dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that Pigmean Race Beyond the INDIAN Mount, or Faerie Elves, Whose midnight Revels, by a Forrest side Or Fountain fome belated Peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while over head the Moon Sits Arbitress, and neerer to the Earth Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth & dance Intent, with jocond Music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
When the two belated guests arrived, Jacquelin said to them as he saw them about to enter the salon:--
When at last, as by the touching of a spring, he returned again to clearness of consciousness and even a measure of composure, the bells had but just done ringing, and the Sabbath silence was still marred by the patter of belated feet.