Definitions for: Deliver


[v] give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
[v] deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
[v] utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy"
[v] pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
[v] bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers"
[v] throw or hurl, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball"
[v] relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
[v] to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"
[v] carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left"
[v] hand over to the authorities of another country
[v] free from harm or evil
[v] from sins, as in religious dogma



Webster (1913) Definition: De*liv"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delivered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Delivering.] [F. d['e]livrer, LL. deliberare to
liberate, give over, fr. L. de + liberare to set free. See
Liberate.]
1. To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release;
to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to
save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with
from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from
fear of death.

He that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
--Ezek.
xxxiii. 5.

Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian
yoke deliver. --Milton.

2. To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to
part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to
resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.

Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand.
--Gen. xl. 13.

The constables have delivered her over. --Shak.

The exalted mind All sense of woe delivers to the
wind. --Pope.

3. To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate;
to utter; to speak; to impart.

Till he these words to him deliver might. --Spenser.

Whereof the former delivers the precepts of the art,
and the latter the perfection. --Bacon.

4. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to
deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.

Shaking his head and delivering some show of tears.
--Sidney.

An uninstructed bowler . . . thinks to attain the
jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it.
--Sir W.
Scott.

5. To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a
child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.

She was delivered safe and soon. --Gower.

Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few
verses, and those poor ones. --Peacham.

6. To discover; to show. [Poetic]

I 'll deliver Myself your loyal servant. --Shak.

7. To deliberate. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

8. To admit; to allow to pass. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: To Deliver, Give Forth, Discharge, Liberate,
Pronounce, Utter.

Usage: Deliver denotes, literally, to set free. Hence the
term is extensively applied to cases where a thing is
made to pass from a confined state to one of greater
freedom or openness. Hence it may, in certain
connections, be used as synonymous with any or all of
the above-mentioned words, as will be seen from the
following examples: One who delivers a package gives
it forth; one who delivers a cargo discharges it; one
who delivers a captive liberates him; one who delivers
a message or a discourse utters or pronounces it; when
soldiers deliver their fire, they set it free or give
it forth.


De*liv"er, a. [OF. delivre free, unfettered. See
Deliver, v. t.]
Free; nimble; sprightly; active. [Obs.]

Wonderly deliver and great of strength. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: bear, birth, cede, deport, drive home, extradite, get in, give birth, give up, hand over, have, pitch, present, redeem, render, render, rescue, return, surrender, surrender, turn in

See Also: bail, bring, bring forth, bring through, carry through, communicate, conceive, consign, convey, discharge, drop, drop, emit, expel, fetch, foal, get, gift, give, give away, hand, kick out, kitten, lamb, land, let loose, let out, litter, misdeliver, mouth, pass, pass, pass on, pass on, present, process, produce, pull through, put across, put down, reach, relieve, repatriate, reprieve, salvage, salve, save, sell, serve, set down, sign away, sign over, speak, speechify, strike out, swear out, talk, throw, throw out, turn over, twin, unload, utter, verbalise, verbalize, yield up

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