postpose

transitive verb
post·​pose | \ (ˈ)pōs(t)ˈpōz \

Definition of postpose

1 obsolete : postpone sense 2a,b
2 : to place (as a particle) after a grammatically related word the articles … are postposed in Scandinavian and Rumanian— M. H. Swadesh

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for postpose

Middle French postposer, modification (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin postponere (perfect stem postpos-)

Learn More About postpose

Dictionary Entries Near postpose

postpone

postpose

postposition

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for postpose

Cite this Entry

“Postpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postpose. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!