deliver

[ dih-liv-er ]
/ dɪˈlɪv ər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

adjective

Archaic. agile; quick.

Nearby words

  1. delitescence,
  2. delitescent,
  3. delium,
  4. delius,
  5. delius, frederick,
  6. deliver the goods,
  7. deliverable,
  8. deliverance,
  9. delivered price,
  10. deliverly

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 deliverer

deliver

/ (dɪˈlɪvə) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsdeliverable, 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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Word Origin and History for deliverer

deliver

v.

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.

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Medicine definitions for deliverer

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 deliverer

deliver

In addition to the idiom beginning with deliver

  • deliver the goods

also see:

  • signed, sealed, and delivered
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