verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- delius, frederick,
- deliver the goods,
- delivered price,
Origin of deliver
Examples from the Web for deliver
He could deliver a quick, effective speech, or hold a proper press conference.
So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.
Koenig proceeds to deliver her deeply conflicted, sorta-kinda support for Adnan.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite general good intentions, however, even good physicians can deliver care that falls short.
They were there to put on a show and deliver a message: behold, we are a technological power with which to be reckoned!
Even Philip p. 26consented to deliver them up until the English should see no further cause for detaining them.Pioneers and Founders|Charlotte Mary Yonge
Pray to God to deliver us from this peril; we cannot escape, if He do not take pity on us.'The Arabian Nights|Unknown
This reminded Greta of the paper the parson had asked her to deliver.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
Vivian wrote:—Russell undertook to deliver the letter, though with evident reluctance.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
If a duellist is killed, his adversary must stand by the body till the police arrive, and deliver himself up to them.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It|Walter Winans
verb (mainly tr)
- to aid in the birth of (offspring)
- to give birth to (offspring)
- (usually foll by of)to aid or assist (a female) in the birth (of offspring)
- (passive foll by of)to give birth (to offspring)
Word Origin for deliver
c.1200, "save, rescue, set free, liberate," from Old French delivrer "to set free; remove; save, preserve; hand over (goods)," also used of childbirth, from Late Latin deliberare, from de- "away" (see de-) + Latin liberare "to free" (see liberal (adj.)).
Childbirth sense in English, "to bring (a woman) to childbirth," is from c.1300. Sense of "hand over, give, give up, yield" is c.1300. in English, which brings it in opposition to its root. Meaning "project, throw" is 1590s. Related: Delivered; delivering.
In addition to the idiom beginning with deliver
- deliver the goods
- signed, sealed, and delivered