Dictionary.com

deliver

[ dih-liv-er ]
/ dɪˈlɪv ər /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: deliver / delivered / delivering / delivers on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

adjective

Archaic. agile; quick.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?

Origin of deliver

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

OTHER WORDS FROM deliver

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for deliver

British Dictionary definitions for deliver

deliver
/ (dɪˈlɪvə) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of deliver

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with deliver

deliver

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Book Your Online Tutor Now