Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
  2. (noun, event) the event of giving birth
  3. (noun, communication) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
    her speech was barren of southernisms
    I detected a slight accent in his speech
  4. (noun, act) the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
  5. (noun, act) (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
  6. (noun, act) recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  7. (noun, act) the act of delivering a child

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Delivery

  1. late 15c., "action of handing over to another," from Anglo-Fr. delivr?e, fem. pp. of d?livrer (see deliver). Childbirth sense is attested from 1570s. Of speech, from 1580s. Of a blow, throw of a ball, etc., from 1702. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Delivery

day laborer, day labourer, deliver, deliverer

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