- Deliver is defined as to bring to someone or to give birth.
- An example of deliver is for the mailman to drop off the mail.
- An example of deliver is to have a baby.
A man delivers a package.
deliver definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English delivren ; from Old French délivrer ; from Vulgar Latin deliberare, to liberate ; from de-, intensive plush 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
deliver definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb de·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers verb, transitive
- 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: The oil well delivered only 50 barrels a day.
- To set free, as from misery, 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: Middle 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).
- de·livˌer·a·bilˈi·ty noun
- de·livˈer·a·ble adjective
- de·livˈer·er noun
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deliver - Medical Definition
- To assist a woman in giving birth to a baby.
- To extract something from an enclosed place, as a foreign body or a tumor.
deliver - Phrases/Idioms
be delivered of
deliver oneself of
deliver (oneself) of