Deliver Definition

delivered, delivering, delivers
delivered, delivering, delivers
To make deliveries, as of merchandise.
Webster's New World
To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over.
Delivered the criminal to the police.
American Heritage
To carry to and leave at the proper place or places; distribute.
Deliver the mail.
Webster's New World
To give birth to a child.
Webster's New World
To give forth, or express, in words; make (a speech or pronouncement); utter.
Webster's New World
deliver (oneself) of
  • To pronounce; utter:

    Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.

American Heritage
be delivered of
  • to give birth to
Webster's New World
deliver oneself of
  • to express; utter
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Deliver

  • deliver (oneself) of
  • be delivered of
  • deliver oneself of

Origin of Deliver

  • Middle English deliveren from Old French delivrer from Late Latin dēlīberāre Latin dē- de- līberāre to free (from līber free leudh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman and Old French delivrer, from Latin delīberō with a change of consonant.

    From Wiktionary

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