T`ARDY, a. [L. tardus.]

1. Slow; with a slow pace or motion.

And check the tardy flight of time.

2. Late; dilatory; not being in season.

The tardy plants in our cold orchards plac'd

You may freely censure him for being tardy in his payments.

3. Slow; implying reluctance.

Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave.

4. Unwary. [Not in use.]

5. Criminal. [Not in use.]

T`ARDY, v.i. To delay. [Not in use.]