Definitions for deliverancedɪˈlɪv ər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving(noun)

    recovery or preservation from loss or danger

    "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"


  1. deliverance(Noun)

    Act of delivering, the state of being delivered, or something delivered.

  2. deliverance(Noun)

    Extrication from danger, imprisonment, rescue etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deliverance(noun)

    the act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive

  2. Deliverance(noun)

    act of bringing forth children

  3. Deliverance(noun)

    act of speaking; utterance

  4. Deliverance(noun)

    the state of being delivered, or freed from restraint

  5. Deliverance(noun)

    anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly

  6. Deliverance(noun)

    any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness

  7. Origin: [F. dlivrance, fr. dlivrer.]


  1. Deliverance

    Deliverance is a 1972 American thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox, and Ned Beatty, with both Cox and Beatty making their feature film debuts. The film is based on a 1970 novel of the same name by American author James Dickey, who has a small role in the film as the Sheriff. The screenplay was written by Dickey and an uncredited Boorman. Widely acclaimed as a landmark picture, the film is noted both for the memorable music scene near the beginning that sets the tone for what lies ahead—a trip into unknown and potentially dangerous territory—and for its notorious "squeal like a pig" male rape scene. In 2008, Deliverance was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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