- delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
--1 is a kind of pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
--1 has particulars: extension; moratorium; retardation
- postponement, deferment, deferral - act of putting off to a future time
--2 is a kind of delay, holdup
--2 has particulars: adjournment; prorogation
Derived form: verb postpone1