Definitions in relation to their use in kangaroo words, taken from Google Dictionary, and edited for formatting.
Kangaroo word: belated
Joey word: late
belated (adjective): coming or happening later than should have been the case.
late (adjective): doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time.
The letters L, A, T, and E found within the kangaroo word “belated” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “late”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these two words share a similar meaning: coming after expected.