postdate

verb post·date \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈdāt , ˈpōs(t)-ˌdāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of postdate

transitive verb
1 a :to date with a date later than that of execution
  • postdate a check
b :to assign (an event) to a date subsequent to that of actual occurrence
2 :to follow in time

Examples of postdate in a Sentence

  1. We sent the company a postdated check for next month's payment.

  2. the inscription at the base actually postdates the statue itself by a number of years

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First Known Use of postdate

1624

postdate Synonyms


POSTDATE Defined for English Language Learners

postdate

verb

Definition of postdate for English Language Learners

  • : to give (something) a date that is later than the actual or current date

  • : to exist, happen, or be made at a later time than (something)



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