delivery[di liv′ər ē]
A woman accepts delivery of a package.
- 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 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.
From Anglo-Norman, from Old French delivrer.
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