verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of deliver
Synonyms for deliver
Antonyms for deliver
Related Words for delivererliberator, hero, salvation, defender, protector, savior, guardian, conservator, preserver, deliverer, rescuer, redeemer, emancipator, freer
Examples from the Web for deliverer
Contemporary Examples of deliverer
Compliments would earn their deliverer a stream of invective, while an insult or dirty joke “would earn his respect.”Paddy Chayefsky: The Dark Prophet of ‘Network’ News
February 16, 2014
Historical Examples of deliverer
He was received, if not as a deliverer, at least as a necessary and acceptable expedient.
After the role of deliverer, that of martyr was not to be despised.
Death the liberator, the deliverer, the pardoner, the peace-maker!The Manxman
It was a beautiful dream, and the Deliverer was to make it come true!
Me, he would not know if I told him my name, but––he is the Deliverer who will help the clans.
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