from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To postpone until a later time; defer.
- transitive v. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired: Heavy traffic delayed us.
- intransitive v. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
- n. The act of delaying; postponement: responded without delay.
- n. The condition of being delayed; detainment.
- n. The period of time during which one is delayed.
- n. The interval of time between two events.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To put off until a later time; to distract.
- v. To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
- n. previously unexpected period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying.
- v. To dilute, temper.
- v. To assuage, quench, allay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
- intransitive v. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
- transitive v. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
- transitive v. To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of.
- transitive v. To allay; to temper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put off; defer; postpone; remit to a later time, as something to be done.
- To retard; stop, detain, or hinder for a time; obstruct or impede the course or progress of: as, the mail is delayed by bad roads.
- To linger; move slowly; stop for a time; loiter; be dilatory.
- To alloy; dilute; temper; soften; weaken.
- n. A putting off; a deferring; an extension of the time; postponement; procrastination: as, the delay of trial.
- n. A lingering; loitering; stay; hindrance to progress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to be slowed down or delayed
- n. the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
- v. stop or halt
- v. slow the growth or development of
- n. time during which some action is awaited
- v. act later than planned, scheduled, or required
In the press box, the official time of the rain delay is announced: 46 hours even.
But here, a certain delay is permitted, the more signally to manifest the power of Christ and accomplish His purposes.
Many of those engineers feel a since of relief that this delay is here - they want to make sure they are doing the right thing (reduced risk).
As I understand the delay is actually a few months, but Celestial mechanics dictates a longer frame, following hoffman low energy trajectories I presume ...
One reason for the delay is the difficulty in raising equity financing, Mr. Musk wrote.
America's space agency, NASA, has been researching what it calls the delay- or disruption- tolerant network protocol, or DTN.
So maybe the delay is all over now, and now just here in the west.
One good thing for microsoft with the vista delay is they now have some time to improve their core search product … If they succeed in making it somewhat decent (if not better than google), i think the coming vista/IE 7 search box will atleast double their search marketshare in the next 3 years.
The real reason that the delay is a problem is that W was not aware of a problem in the same time zone.
Due to a label delay (and MMB getting a way-advanced copy), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover of "Enter Sandman" was released BEFORE the original by Metallica.