Dictionary

belated

adjective be·lat·ed \bi-ˈlā-təd, bē-\

: happening or coming very late or too late

Full Definition of BELATED

1
:  delayed beyond the usual time
2
:  existing or appearing past the normal or proper time
be·lat·ed·ly adverb
be·lat·ed·ness noun

Examples of BELATED

  1. She received belated recognition for her scientific discovery.

Origin of BELATED

past participle of belate (to make late)
First Known Use: 1670
BELATEDNESS Defined for Kids

belated

adjective be·lat·ed \bi-ˈlā-təd\

Definition of BELATED for Kids

:  happening or coming very late or too late <belated birthday wishes>
be·lat·ed·ly adverb

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: belaudPrevious Word in the Dictionary: belateAll Words Near: belated
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears