Definition for delayed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of delay
Examples from the Web for delayed
Then he'd call back the next day and say the trip had been delayed.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While difficult to estimate exact numbers, thousands of Americans die every year because of delayed or denied claims.
We are looking at the results of what happens when justice is delayed or denied.
But, together, Webster, Clay, and Calhoun delayed the Civil War for 40 years.
To add to the authenticity (and giving the kitchen the benefit of the doubt), the flight is delayed a few minutes.
When the time came that the meeting could no longer be delayed, Ruggles walked to her and extended his hand.A Waif of the Mountains|Edward S. Ellis
I was received with much state, but they delayed giving an answer about our house till next day.
He was delayed at the theatre by matters concerned with the scenery of the new piece they were to mount upon the morrow.Scaramouche|Rafael Sabatini
Dear Sir,—I have delayed writing till I could write with certainty on the point we had under discussion when we last parted.The Life of Albert Gallatin|Henry Adams
Many of our things got wet, and we were delayed by stopping to dry them.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia|Ludwig Leichhardt
British Dictionary definitions for delayed
Word Origin for delay
Word Origin and History for delayed (1 of 2)
mid-13c., from Old French delaie, from delaiier (see delay (v.)).