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
To combat the declines in their traditional businesses, Uber continued its push into consumer delivery, while Lyft announced a push into business-to-business logistics.
You pick anything you want — you don’t have to cook it, order it, wait two hours, or pay a delivery fee — you just take a plate and step up.We’re all fantasizing about post-covid dining now: “I just want someone to spill a beer on me” | Emily Heil | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Others, such as meal kits and wine delivery, have gotten more traction than usual.Brands court customers with different tactics this Covid-tinged Valentine’s Day | Erika Wheless | February 11, 2021 | Digiday
It makes sense as e-commerce and on demand delivery isn’t a flash in the pan fad, per Cavaluzzo.‘Order booze from your phone’: Why brands like Guinness, Babe Wine see advertising value on Drizly | Kimeko McCoy | February 11, 2021 | Digiday
Grocery delivery services charge a fee — usually around $10 per $100 spent, on average.Hints From Heloise: Grocery delivery has its pros and cons | Heloise Heloise | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Should capability delivery experience additional changes, this estimate will be revised appropriately.
It also helps pilots orientate themselves during weapons delivery passes.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets | Dave Majumdar | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And this week it was Mister Ham, General delivery, United States.
Fewer women are shackled during labor and delivery (PDF), though this still occurs.
A powdered form of the measles vaccine could make delivery safer and easier around the world.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World | Kent Sepkowitz | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A delivery of a policy therefore, to an insurance broker, would be a delivery to his principal.
If the offeree sent a telegram, then he would be obliged to prove the delivery of the dispatch.
There must be an actual delivery by him, and though a deed may be completed in every other respect, it is not an effective deed.
Suppose a deed were mailed to the grantee, or handed to another person to deliver to the grantee, this would be a good delivery.
The contract becomes complete when the policy is put in the mail, postage prepaid, for delivery in due course to the insured.
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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