verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- delius, frederick,
- deliver the goods,
- delivered price,
Origin of deliver
Examples from the Web for 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|Tim Teeman|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I shall not now die without having recompensed our deliverer.'
Naturally they regard an invader, not as an enemy, but as a deliverer.The Tiger of Mysore|G. A. Henty
Harry turned to look for his deliverer, and uttered an exclamation of astonishment and anger.Windsor Castle|William Harrison Ainsworth
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