(||Post*na"res) n. pl. [NL. See Post-, and Nares.] (Anat.) The posterior nares. See Nares.
(Post*na"tal) a. [Pref. post- + natal.] After birth; subsequent to birth; as, postnatal infanticide;
(Post"nate) a. [LL. postnatus second or subsequently born; L. post after + natus born.] Subsequent.
"The graces and gifts of the spirit are postnate." [Archaic] Jer. Taylor.
(Post" note`) (Com.) A note issued by a bank, payable at some future specified time, as distinguished
from a note payable on demand. Burrill.
(Post*nup"tial) a. [Pref. post- + nuptial.] Being or happening after marriage; as, a postnuptial
settlement on a wife. Kent.
(Post-o"bit) n., or Post-o"bit bond`. [Pref. post- + obit.] (Law) A bond in which the obligor,
in consideration of having received a certain sum of money, binds himself to pay a larger sum, on unusual
interest, on the death of some specified individual from whom he has expectations. Bouvier.
(||Post*ob`lon*ga"ta) n. [NL. See Post-, and Oblongata.] (Anat.) The posterior part of
the medulla oblongata. B. G. Wilder.
(Post*oc"u*lar) a. & n. [Pref. post- + ocular.] (Zoöl.) Same as Postorbital.
(Post" of`fice) n. See under 4th Post.
(Post*o"ral) a. [Pref. post- + oral.] (Anat.) Situated behind, or posterior to, the mouth.
(Post*or"bit*al) a. [Pref. post- + orbital.] (Anat. & Zoöl.) Situated behind the orbit; as, the
postorbital scales of some fishes and reptiles. n. A postorbital bone or scale.
(Post"paid`) a. Having the postage prepaid, as a letter.
(Post*pal"a*tine) a. [Pref. post- + palatine.] (Anat.) Situated behind the palate, or
behind the palatine bones.
(Post*pli"o*cene) a. (Geol.) [Pref. post- + pliocene.] Of or pertaining to the period
immediately following the Pliocene; Pleistocene. Also used as a noun. See Quaternary.
(Post*pone") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postponed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Postponing.] [L. postponere,
postpositum; post after + ponere to place, put. See Post-, and Position.]
1. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as,
to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely.
His praise postponed, and never to be paid.Cowper.
2. To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance.
All other considerations should give way and be postponed to this.Locke.
Syn. To adjourn; defer; delay; procrastinate.