T'ARDY, adjective [Latin 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, verb intransitive To delay. [Not in use.]