verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- delius, frederick,
- deliver the goods,
- delivered price,
Origin of deliver
Examples from the Web for delivered
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.
Scalise has called the talk, which he delivered in a hotel outside New Orleans, “a mistake I regret.”
A petition has been delivered in Nevada that will put a similar measure to the one in Washington on the ballot in 2016.
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|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stapp delivered a public apology to his wife, and the charges were dropped.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He delivered all the offerings of the children of Israel unto them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Terreros went, delivered that letter, and returned to the Juana.1492|Mary Johnston
The body, after remaining suspended the usual time, was put into a coffin, and delivered to his friends.
The summons is delivered impartially at the hovels of the poor and the turreted palaces of the rich.Horace and His Influence|Grant Showerman
The next instant Pyke rushed at him, and the first blows were delivered.Wild Margaret|Geraldine Fleming
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