1. To hold over goods to be sold for the next season; SYN. hold over.
2. To persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another.
3. To transfer from one time period to the next, as in accounting, for example; SYN. carry forward.
4. To transport from one place or state to another
1. To carry forward; SYN. persist in.
2. To continue a certain state, condition, or activity; SYN. go on, proceed, go along, keep on, keep.
3. To continue after an interruption.
4. To keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; SYN. uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve.
5. To exist over a prolonged period of time.
6. To continue to speak: he continued,; SYN. go on, carry on, proceed.
ETYM French déférer to pay deference, to yield, to bring before a judge, from Latin deferre to bring down; de- + ferre to bear. Related to Bear to support, and cf. Defer to delay, Delate.
To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
1. To act later than planned or scheduled.
2. To cause to be slowed down or delayed; SYN. detain, hold up.
ETYM Latin differre to defer, to delay.
To be different.
1. To intimidate somebody (with a threat).
2. To continue (as in office) for a prolonged period
3. Postpone, defer; to retain in a condition or position from an earlier period
4. To prolong the engagement of
[always passive] When something is left over, it remains after people have used or taken as much of it as they need or want.