deliver

[ dih-liv-er ]
/ dɪˈlɪv ər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

adjective

Archaic. agile; quick.

Origin of deliver

1175–1225; Middle English delivren < Old French delivrer < Late Latin dēlīberāre to set free, equivalent to dē- de- + līberāre to liberate

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British Dictionary definitions for deliver

deliver

/ (dɪˈlɪvə) /

verb (mainly tr)


Derived Forms

deliverable, adjectivedeliverability, noundeliverer, noun

Word Origin for deliver

C13: from Old French delivrer, from Late Latin dēlīberāre to set free, from Latin de- + līberāre to free
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Medicine definitions for deliver

deliver

[ dĭ-lĭvər ]

v.

To assist a woman in giving birth to a baby.
To extract something from an enclosed place, as a foreign body or a tumor.

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Idioms and Phrases with deliver

deliver

In addition to the idiom beginning with deliver

  • deliver the goods

also see:

  • signed, sealed, and delivered

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