verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of deliver
Synonyms for deliver
Antonyms for deliver
Examples from the Web for undelivered
Historical Examples of undelivered
A few days later your answer is returned to you undelivered.
He reminded her of an undelivered parcel, waiting for its owner to turn up.The Rubicon
E. F. Benson
But how could I face Kitty Carrington with that undelivered note?Kitty's Conquest
But they had just found Lord Cornwallis's letter in my pocket, still sealed and undelivered.The Master of Appleby
"Nothing at all undelivered," he said, as he politely expressed his regret at having to disappoint me.The Boy Spy
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