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 ?
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.
His opinions were always impersonal; and now as their manner rather than their make has been slightly tempered, it may surprise the belated reader to learn that it was the belief of one English critic that their author had "placed himself beyond the pale of decency" by them.
Except for a belated luncher at the end of the room the place was empty.
But the door had opened more than ten times, and each time it was either a belated guest or guests, who joined the circle of the invited on the right, or a spectator, who had eluded or softened the police officer, and went to join the crowd of outsiders on the left.
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.
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.
The gentleman who uttered the cries was evidently a belated Mormon.
At length he met a belated passenger, went up to him, and spoke a few words to him.
Beside the margin a derelict barrel would be turning over and over in the water; a switch of laburnum, with yellowing leaves, would go meandering through the reeds; and a belated gull would flutter up, dive again into the cold depths, rise once more, and disappear into the mist.
There we were, a growing company of ships, each with her burden of grain, of timber, of wool, of hides, and even of oranges, for we had one or two belated fruit schooners in company.
At a moment when all was quiet before the commencement of a song, a door leading to the stalls on the side nearest the Rostovs' box creaked, and the steps of a belated arrival were heard.
A few minutes afterward a belated farmer's boy met a light wagon which was being driven furiously toward the town of Marshall.