Definitions of delivery

  1. the act of delivering or distributing something ( as goods or mail); " his reluctant delivery of bad news"
  2. recovery or preservation from loss or danger; " work is the deliverance of mankind"; " a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
  3. the event of giving birth; " she had a difficult delivery"
  4. ( baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
  5. the act of delivering a child
  6. the voluntary transfer of something ( title or possession) from one party to another
  7. your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; " his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; " her speech was barren of southernisms"; " I detected a slight accent in his speech"
  8. The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
  9. The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.
  10. The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
  11. The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
  12. The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
  13. The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.
  14. Expulsion or extraction of the child and the after- birth. ( Dorland, 28th ed)
  15. The act of releasing; a setting free; a surrender; transfer; manner of speaking; as, the orator had a splendid delivery; a distribution of letters, etc.; the act or manner of throwing a ball.
  16. Child- birth.
  17. The act of delivering: a giving up: the act or manner of speaking m public: the act of giving birth.
  18. Act of delivering; manner of speaking in public.
  19. The act of delivering; release; transference; surrender.
  20. Mode of utterance, as in public speaking.
  21. The act of delivering; release; rescue; surrender; a giving or passing from one to another; pronunciation; manner of speaking; childbirth.
  22. Release from restraint or danger; a passing from one to another, as goods; manner of speaking in public; childbirth.

Usage examples for delivery

  1. Nell had prepared and would mail in the postoffice a special delivery letter addressed to McCormick's home. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  2. Even at that figure it was not so much a question of money as of delivery – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  3. A delivery of the same to Messrs. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  4. Take great care not to spoil it in delivery and so to set one nobleman against another. – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  5. You see, each customer will have a delivery box, with his name and address on it. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  6. Probably, therefore, Tychicus had both letters put into his hands for delivery – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  7. Ainsleigh looked at the place indicated by the Major, and saw the advertisement asking for the return of the fan, on delivery of which the sum of five thousand would be paid. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  8. " Special delivery letter, sir. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. On delivery of said article he at once took his leave, promising to come in the morning. – McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia by John McKinlay
  10. The birth- canal at the time of delivery is always an open wound. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  11. 3153, in which J, J, represents the top part of the main frame of the machine, C the cutter head, B the front or feed table, A the back or delivery table, and W a piece of work being fed in the direction of the arrow. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  12. After the delivery of the letter of the 22d, as above mentioned, in another interview with Mr. Van Ness, he desired Mr. Pendleton to give him, in writing, the substance of what he had proposed on the part of General Hamilton, which Mr. Pendleton did, in the following words. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. Captain Cy stopped at Mr. Lumley's residence to leave an order for the delivery of the box. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  14. The great point is to secure the delivery of letters from their native land to the brave men here as prisoners. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  15. Some clothing put out a few days before to be cleaned and pressed was ready for delivery – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  16. The light had grown rather bad and Foster began bowling with the trees at his back, so as to hide his delivery – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  17. He watched too, as if with sympathy, the ranks go suddenly down upon their knees, as the commandant read the collect for the day followed by the unanimous delivery of the Lord's prayer, in their hearty, martial voices. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  18. I have a delivery to make now. – Class of '29 by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
  19. The proprietor promised to make a special delivery of the three articles before seven o'clock.... – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. Then I will take immediate delivery – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore