Definitions for delaydɪˈleɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait(noun)

    time during which some action is awaited

    "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"

  2. delay, holdup(verb)

    the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

  3. delay, detain, hold up(verb)

    cause to be slowed down or delayed

    "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

  4. delay(verb)

    act later than planned, scheduled, or required

    "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

  5. stay, detain, delay(verb)

    stop or halt

    "Please stay the bloodshed!"

  6. check, retard, delay(verb)

    slow the growth or development of

    "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

Wiktionary

  1. delay(Noun)

    previously unexpected period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying.

  2. delay(Verb)

    To put off until a later time; to distract.

  3. delay(Verb)

    To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.

  4. Origin: From delaien, from delaier, deslaier, from des- + laier, a conflation of Old , and Old . Akin to latian, latu, læfan. More at let (to hinder), late, leave.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delay

    a putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance

  2. Delay(noun)

    to put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before

  3. Delay(noun)

    to retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow

  4. Delay(noun)

    to allay; to temper

  5. Delay(verb)

    to move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry

  6. Origin: [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun dlai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See Delay, n., and cf. Delate, 1st Defer, Dilate.]

Freebase

  1. Delay

    Delay is an audio effect which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time. The delayed signal may either be played back multiple times, or played back into the recording again, to create the sound of a repeating, decaying echo.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delay' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4077

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delay' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4483

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delay' in Nouns Frequency: #1299

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delay' in Verbs Frequency: #609


Translations for delay

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سوف, تأخير, تأخرArabic
  • отлагане, отлагам, забавям, забавяне, закъснениеBulgarian
  • zpožděníCzech
  • Verzögerung, etwas [[verschieben]], sich [[verspäten]]German
  • αναβάλλωGreek
  • retraso, demora, demorar, retrasarSpanish
  • دیرکرد, درنگPersian
  • siirtää, viivästys, viivyttää, viivästyttääFinnish
  • retard, délai, retarderFrench
  • faillíIrish
  • dàilScottish Gaelic
  • לעכב, איחורHebrew
  • देर, विलंबHindi
  • tardigarIdo
  • töfIcelandic
  • 遅延, 遅れ, 遅らせるJapanese
  • دوای ئه‌خات, دواخستن, پاشخستنKurdish
  • akutōtanga, whakaakutōMāori
  • tangguhkanMalay
  • uitstellen, vertragingDutch
  • demorar, atraso, demora, mora, atrasarPortuguese
  • apatatayQuechua
  • întârzia, întârziere, amânaRomanian
  • промедление, отложи́ть, заде́рживать, задержка, опоздание, откла́дывать, задержа́тьRussian
  • sklzSlovak
  • skjuta upp, förseningSwedish
  • ఆలస్యముTelugu
  • ertelemek, gecikme, rötarTurkish
  • دیرUrdu
  • hoãn, trì hoãnVietnamese

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