the carrying and turning over of letters, goods, etc., to a designated recipient or recipients.
a giving up or handing over; surrender.
the utterance or enunciation of words.
vocal and bodily behavior during the presentation of a speech: a speaker's fine delivery.
the act or manner of giving or sending forth: the pitcher's fine delivery of the ball.
the state of being delivered of or giving birth to a child; parturition.
something delivered: The delivery is late today.
Commerce. a shipment of goods from the seller to the buyer.
Law. a formal act performed to make a transfer of property legally effective: a delivery of deed.
Printing.Also called delivery end . the part of a printing press where the paper emerges in printed form.
Archaic. release or rescue; liberation; deliverance.
- mis·de·liv·er·y, noun, plural mis·de·liv·er·ies.
- non·de·liv·er·y, noun, plural non·de·liv·er·ies.
- post·de·liv·er·y, adjective
- pre·de·liv·er·y, noun, plural pre·de·liv·er·ies.
- re·de·liv·er·y, noun, plural re·de·liv·er·ies.
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How to use delivery in a sentence
“I think there should have been much more cross-border aid deliveries, much earlier,” he said.
It was not an emergency situation, yet, but last week several European countries noticed a decline in gas deliveries from Russia.
The heavy equipment deliveries to the separatists increased in the weeks before the crash and continue after the disaster.U.S. Intelligence: Separatists, Not Russians, Killed MH17 | Josh Rogin | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Years ago, it was believed that once a woman had a C-section, that was the only way to continue deliveries.
The ground explodes and for us, the last troops left to finish out the war, we dodge the deliveries but understand the message.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins | Nick Willard | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He allemanded about MacHenery, now and then dashing in with clumsy deliveries that were always met by the older man's blade.The Great Potlatch Riots | Allen Kim Lang
But Archie knew it would be useless to write to a brother that never went to the post office and was remote from rural deliveries.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Describe a simple system of handling deliveries in a city retail store.
Deliveries of produce are still often made by panniered donkeys, in quaint old-world fashion.The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
Three deliveries per day come in that way, while mounted men meet the trains at Wolferton Station.
British Dictionary definitions for delivery
the act of delivering or distributing goods, mail, etc
something that is delivered
(as modifier): a delivery service
the act of giving birth to a child: she had an easy delivery
manner or style of utterance, esp in public speaking or recitation: the chairman had a clear delivery
the act of giving or transferring or the state of being given or transferred
the act of rescuing or state of being rescued; liberation
the act or manner of bowling or throwing a ball
the ball so delivered: a fast delivery
an actual or symbolic handing over of property, a deed, etc
the discharge rate of a compressor or pump
(in South Africa) the supply of basic services to communities deprived under apartheid
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