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DEFER, v.t. [L. To bear.]

1. To delay; to put off; to postpone to a future time; as, to defer the execution of a design.

When thou vowest a vow, defer not to pay it. Eccles. 5.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. Prov. 13.

2. To refer; to leave to anothers judgment and determination.

[In this sense, refer is now used.]



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DEFER, v.t. [L. To bear.]

1. To delay; to put off; to postpone to a future time; as, to defer the execution of a design.

When thou vowest a vow, defer not to pay it. Eccles. 5.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. Prov. 13.

2. To refer; to leave to anothers judgment and determination.

[In this sense, refer is now used.]

DE-FER', v.i.

To yield to another's opinion; to submit in opinion; as, he defers to the opinion of his father.


DE-FER', v.t. [L. differo; dis, from, and fero, to bear.]

  1. To delay; to put off; to postpone to a future time; as, to defer the execution of a design. When thou vowest a vow, defer not to pay it. – Eccles. v. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. – Prov. xiii.
  2. To refer; to leave to another's judgment and determination. – Bacon. [In this sense, Refer is now used.]

De*fer"
  1. To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.

    Defer the spoil of the city until night. Shak.

    God . . . will not long defer
    To vindicate the glory of his name.
    Milton.

  2. To put off; to delay to act; to wait.

    Pius was able to defer and temporize at leisure. J. A. Symonds.

  3. To render or offer.

    [Obs.]

    Worship deferred to the Virgin. Brevint.

  4. To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.

    The house, deferring to legal right, acquiesced. Bancroft.

  5. To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.

    Hereupon the commissioners . . . deferred the matter to the Earl of Northumberland. Bacon.

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Defer

DEFER, verb transitive [Latin To bear.]

1. To delay; to put off; to postpone to a future time; as, to defer the execution of a design.

When thou vowest a vow, defer not to pay it. Ecclesiastes 5:4.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. Proverbs 13:1.

2. To refer; to leave to anothers judgment and determination.

[In this sense, refer is now used.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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