Definitions for: Delivery


[n] recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
[n] (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
[n] the act of delivering a child
[n] the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
[n] the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
[n] 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"
[n] the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"



Webster (1913) Definition: De*liv"er*y, n.; pl. Deliveries.
1. The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release;
liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his
dungeon.

2. 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.

3. The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a
good delivery; a clear delivery.

4. The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or
extraction of a fetus and its membranes.

5. The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.

Neater limbs and freer delivery. --Sir H.
Wotton.

6. The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher
has a swift delivery.

Synonyms: bringing, deliverance, legal transfer, livery, manner of speaking, obstetrical delivery, pitch, rescue, saving, speech

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