What does belated mean?

belated meaning in General Dictionary

Delayed beyond the typical time too late overtaken by night benighted

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  • following the expected or normal time; delayed
  • of Belate
  • Delayed beyond the most common time; far too late; overtaken by night; benighted.

belated meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, "overtaken when the sun goes down," past participle adjective from belate "to make late, detain," from be- + late. Sense of "coming past-due, behind time" is from 1660s. Relevant: Belatedly.

belated meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Belate

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  • (a.) Delayed beyond the usual time; too late; overtaken when the sun goes down; benighted.

Sentence Examples with the word belated

It was a belated sequel to The Quiet Man.

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