KJV Dictionary Definition: defer
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.
1. A yielding in opinion; submission of judgment to the opinion or judgment of another. Hence, regard; respect. We often decline acting in opposition to those for whose wisdom we have a great deference.
2. Complaisance; condescension.
DEFERENT, a. Bearing; carrying; conveying.
1. That which carries or conveys. The deferent of a planet, is an imaginary circle or orb in the Ptolemaic system, that is supposed to carry about the body of the planet.
2. A vessel in the human body for the conveyance of fluids.
DEFERMENT, n. Delay.
DEFERRING, ppr. Delaying; postponing.