delivery[di liv′ər ē]
- The definition of a delivery is a giving or bringing of something to someone.
- An example of a delivery is a UPS carrier bringing a package to the front door of a house.
- An example of a delivery is the birth of a baby.
A woman accepts delivery of a package.
- a giving or handing over; transfer
- a distributing, as of goods or mail
- a giving birth; childbirth
- any giving or sending forth
- the act or manner of giving a speech, striking a blow, throwing a ball, etc.
- something delivered or to be delivered, as mail, goods, a pitched ball, etc.
- Now Rare a setting free, or rescuing
- the irrevocable transfer of a deed or other instrument of conveyance
- the transfer of goods or interest in goods from one person to another
Origin of deliveryMiddle English deliveri ; from Old French delivré, past participle of délivrer: see deliver
- a. The act of conveying or delivering.b. Something delivered, as a shipment or package.
- a. The act of transferring to another.b. Law A formal act of transferring ownership of property to another: delivery of a deed.
- The act of giving up; surrender.
- The act or manner of throwing or discharging.
- The act of giving birth; parturition.
- a. Utterance or enunciation: The historic speech required but two minutes in delivery.b. The act or manner of speaking or singing: a folk singer's casual delivery.
- The act of releasing or rescuing.
- The act of conveying something.
- The delivery was completed by four.
- delivery of a nuclear missile to its target
- The item which has been conveyed.
- Your delivery is on the table.
- The act of giving birth
- The delivery was painful.
- (baseball) A pitching motion.
- His delivery has a catch in it.
- (baseball) A thrown pitch.
- Here is the delivery; ... strike three!
- The manner of speaking.
- The actor's delivery was flawless.
- (medicine) administration of a drug
- Drug delivery system.
- (cricket) A ball bowled.
- (curling) The process of throwing a stone.
delivery - Investment & Finance Definition
The process of fulfilling the terms of a futures contract, called a settlement, by delivering the underlying physical product.
delivery - Legal Definition
The act of granting legal possession, custody, or control of something, to another; the thing so transferred.Constructive delivery
Absent actual delivery of goods or item, an action or communication which conveys property to another, even if actual possession is not taken, as opposed to actual delivery, which is complete upon transfer of property, or conditional delivery, in which property is delivered but ownership is subject to further action, e.g., payment.