verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of deliver
Synonyms for deliver
Antonyms for deliver
Related Words for deliveredforwarded, transported, shipped, mailed, sent, dispatched, expressed, conveyed, deposited
Examples from the Web for delivered
Contemporary Examples of delivered
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
Scalise has called the talk, which he delivered in a hotel outside New Orleans, “a mistake I regret.”The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
If laughter is the best medicine, The Comeback made you feel enough pain to need a dose—and then it delivered in spades.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards
December 29, 2014
A petition has been delivered in Nevada that will put a similar measure to the one in Washington on the ballot in 2016.The Gun Battle Since Newtown
December 14, 2014
Singers Nancy Wilson and Billy Eckstine attended, and actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered a well-received speech.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of delivered
Festivals in honour of Zeus, because he delivered men from misfortunes and dangers.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The young Tory's first election address was delivered upon this occasion.
On the 5th of February the king attended and delivered the speech from the throne in person.
God had delivered him from the very tomb of death; why need I fear?Biography of a Slave
So this had to be delivered; but for the rest of it, and of the dinner, you must wait for my next telegram.
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