from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of conveying or delivering.
  • noun Something delivered, as a shipment or package.
  • noun The act of transferring to another.
  • noun Law A formal act of transferring ownership of property to another.
  • noun The act of giving up; surrender.
  • noun The act or manner of throwing or discharging.
  • noun The act of giving birth; parturition.
  • noun Utterance or enunciation.
  • noun The act or manner of speaking or singing.
  • noun The act of releasing or rescuing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In a cotton-mill, the quantity of sliver delivered from a machine.
  • noun The act of setting free; the act of freeing from bondage, danger, or evil of any kind; release; rescue; deliverance.
  • noun A giving or passing from one to another; the act of transferring or handing over to another: as, the delivery of goods or of a deed; the delivery of a parcel or a letter.
  • noun Surrender; a giving up.
  • noun In law, the placing of one person in legal possession of a thing by another.
  • noun Aid given in the act of parturition; the bringing forth of offspring; childbirth.
  • noun Utterance; enunciation; manner of speaking or singing.
  • noun The act of sending or putting forth; emission; discharge: as, the delivery of the ball in base-ball, cricket, etc.; the delivery of fire or of a charge in battle; the delivery of a blow from the shoulder.
  • noun Capacity for pouring out or disburdening of contents: as, the delivery of a pipe.
  • noun Free motion or use of the limbs; activity; agility.
  • noun In founding, allowance or free play given to a pattern so that it can be readily lifted from the mold. Also called draw-taper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation.
  • noun The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution.
  • noun The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking
  • noun The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
  • noun The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
  • noun The act or manner of delivering a ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of conveying something
  • noun The item which has been conveyed
  • noun The act of giving birth
  • noun baseball A pitching motion
  • noun baseball A thrown pitch
  • noun The manner of speaking
  • noun medicine administration of a drug
  • noun cricket A ball bowled
  • noun curling The process of throwing a stone
  • adjective Related to delivery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
  • noun the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
  • noun your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  • noun the act of delivering a child
  • noun the event of giving birth
  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger


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