[pohst-pohn, pohs-] /poʊstˈpoʊn, poʊs-/
verb (used with object), postponed, postponing.
to put off to a later time; defer:
He has postponed his departure until tomorrow.
to place after in order of importance or estimation; subordinate:
to postpone private ambitions to the public welfare.
to put off or delay until a future time
to put behind in order of importance; defer
c.1500, from Latin postponere “put after; esteem less; neglect; postpone,” from post “after” (see post-) + ponere “put, place” (see position (n.)). Related: Postponed; postponing.
n. 1590s, from Middle French postillon (1530s), from Italian postiglione “forerunner, guide,” especially for one carrying mail on horseback, from posta “mail” (see post (n.3)) + compound suffix from Latin -ilio.
[poh-stil-yuh n, po-] /poʊˈstɪl yən, pɒ-/ noun 1. a person who rides the left horse of the leading or only pair of horses drawing a carriage. /pɒˈstɪljən/ noun 1. a person who rides the near horse of the leaders in order to guide a team of horses drawing a coach
/ˈpɒstɪl/ noun 1. a commentary or marginal note, as in a Bible 2. a homily or collection of homilies verb -tils, -tiling, -tiled, -tils, -tilling, -tilled 3. (obsolete) to annotate (a biblical passage)
/ˈpəʊstɪ/ noun 1. (Scot & Austral, NZ, informal) a postman