A man delivers a package.
- An example of deliver is for the mailman to drop off the mail.
- An example of deliver is to have a baby.
- to set free or save from evil, danger, or restraint; liberate: delivered from bondage
- to assist (a female) at the birth of (offspring): to deliver a woman of twins, to deliver a baby
- to give forth, or express, in words; make (a speech or pronouncement); utter
- to give or hand over; transfer
- to carry to and leave at the proper place or places; distribute: deliver the mail
- to give or send forth; discharge; emit: the oil well delivered 20 barrels a day
- to strike (a blow)
- to throw or toss: the pitcher delivered a curve
- Informal to cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
Origin of deliverMiddle English delivren from Old French délivrer from Vulgar Latin deliberare, to liberate from de-, intensive + liberare, to liberate
- to give birth to a child
- to make deliveries, as of merchandise
- to do, give, produce, etc. something expected or promised; come through: our new food processor delivers on all its promises
be delivered of
deliver oneself of
verbde·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers
- To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute: deliver groceries; deliver the mail.
- To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over: delivered the criminal to the police.
- To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party: campaign workers who delivered the ward for the mayor.
- To throw or hurl: The pitcher delivered the ball.
- To strike (a blow).
- To express in words; declare or utter: deliver a lecture.
- a. To give birth to: She delivered a baby boy this morning.b. To assist (a woman) in giving birth: The doctor delivered her of twins.c. To assist or aid in the birth of: The midwife delivered the baby.
- To give forth or produce: an oil well that delivered thousands of barrels a day.
- To set free, as from captivity, peril, or evil: deliver a captive from slavery. See Synonyms at save1.
- To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good: The senator delivered on her pledge. He is a manager who just can't seem to deliver.
- To give birth: She expects to deliver in late August.
Origin of deliverMiddle English deliveren from Old French delivrer from Late Latin dēlīberāre Latin dē- de- līberāre to free ( from līber free ; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present delivers, present participle delivering, simple past and past participle delivered)
- To set free.
- deliver a captive from the prison
- To give birth.
- she delivered a baby boy yesterday
- To assist in the birth of.
- the doctor delivered the baby
- (formal, with "of") To assist (a female) in bearing, that is, in bringing forth (a child).
- the duchess was delivered of a son
- the doctor is expected to deliver her of a daughter tomorrow
- (figuratively) To free from or disburden of anything.
- To bring or transport something to its destination.
- deliver a package; deliver the mail
- To hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another.
- deliver the thief to the police
- To express in words, declare, or utter.
- deliver a speech
- To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge.
- to deliver a blow
- To discover; to show.