Delivery meaning

dĭ-lĭvə-rē, -lĭvrē
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The act or manner of giving a speech, striking a blow, throwing a ball, etc.
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The act of giving up; surrender.
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The process of fulfilling the terms of a futures contract, called a settlement, by delivering the underlying physical product.
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A giving birth; childbirth.
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Something delivered or to be delivered, as mail, goods, a pitched ball, etc.
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(now rare) A setting free, or rescuing.
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The act of giving birth; parturition.
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The act of granting legal possession, custody, or control of something, to another; the thing so transferred.
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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.
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The act of conveying something.

The delivery was completed by four.

Delivery of a nuclear missile to its target.

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The item which has been conveyed.

Your delivery is on the table.

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The act of giving birth.

The delivery was painful.

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(baseball) A pitching motion.

His delivery has a catch in it.

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(baseball) A thrown pitch.

Here is the delivery; ... strike three!

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The manner of speaking.

The actor's delivery was flawless.

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(medicine) Administration of a drug.

Drug delivery system.

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(cricket) A ball bowled.
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(curling) The process of throwing a stone.
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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.

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The act or manner of throwing or discharging.
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The act of giving birth; parturition.
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The act of releasing or rescuing.
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A giving or handing over; transfer.
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A distributing, as of goods or mail.
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Any giving or sending forth.
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Origin of delivery

  • From Anglo-Norman, from Old French delivrer.

    From Wiktionary