Meaning of belated

be•lat•ed

Pronunciation: (bi-lā'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time: belated birthday greetings.
  2. late, delayed, or detained: We started the meeting without the belated representative.
  3. obsolete; old-fashioned; out-of-date: a belated view of world politics.
  4. overtaken by darkness or night.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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