[ dih-liv-uh-ree ]
/ dɪˈlɪv ə ri /
noun, plural de·liv·er·ies.
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.
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Origin of delivery
OTHER WORDS FROM delivery
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, adjectivepre·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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British Dictionary definitions for delivery
/ (dɪˈlɪvərɪ) /
noun plural -eries
- 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 childshe had an easy delivery
manner or style of utterance, esp in public speaking or recitationthe 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 delivereda 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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Medical definitions for delivery
[ dĭ-lĭv′ə-rē, -lĭv′rē ]
The expulsion or extraction of a child and the fetal membranes through the birth canal into the external world.
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