What does deli mean?

Definitions for deli
ˈdɛl i; ˈdɛl izdeli

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word deli.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicatessen, deli, food shopnoun

    a shop selling ready-to-eat food products


  1. delinoun

    A shop that sells cooked or prepared food ready for serving.

  2. delinoun

    Food sold at a delicatessen.

  3. Etymology: 1954. Clipped from English delicatessen, from German Delikatessen ("delicacies"), from French délicatesse, from Latin delicatus ("tender"), of unknown origin.


  1. deli

    A deli, short for delicatessen, is a retail establishment that sells a selection of fine, unusual or foreign prepared foods. The offerings at a deli typically include a variety of meats, cheeses, sandwiches, salads, pickles, olives, and various other side dishes. Delis can range from small local establishments to larger grocery store sections.


  1. Deli

    "Deli" is a song performed by Turkish rock group Mor ve Ötesi. It represented Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia, earning the 7th place in the finals. The song was selected by TRT on February 15 amongst the nine finalists out of 19 entries in the second Eurovision semi-final on May 22. The song was performed third in the second semi-final, following Sweden's Charlotte Perrelli with Hero, and preceding Ukraine's Ani Lorak with Shady Lady. The song qualified to the final. The song was performed 12th in the final, and finished 7th with 138 points. The lyrics of the song in eight languages can be found on its official webpage. The song will be succeeded as Turkish representative at the 2009 contest by Hadise with "Düm Tek Tek".

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  1. DELI

    What does DELI stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DELI acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DELI

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Deli is ranked #144141 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Deli surname appeared 115 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Deli.

    87.8% or 101 total occurrences were White.
    7.8% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. diel

  2. idle

  3. lied

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deli in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deli in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deli in a Sentence

  1. Amy Keating:

    The FDA’s confusing, for dishes that are sold at the hot bar or salad bar, the store will have to provide nutrition information. But if you buy the same dish by the pound from the deli counter, it wo n’t.

  2. Sandria Godwin:

    Between the open packages, knives, workers handling the meats, and the fact that they don’t always clean the machines between uses, there are just so many opportunities within the deli counter for bacteria to spread.

  3. Lloyd Lederman:

    When Covid came, actually Steves Deli were getting busy. People needed food, everybody was closed, but with the curfews in New York City... and no business, lunch, catering, I'm doing an hour or two of business a night just for dinner. The store was killing me. We're all taking turns getting sick from this virus.

  4. Leonardo Nourafchan:

    Whereas before you had gefilte and cholent and your kosher deli, now you're getting a whole range of cuisines, people are willing to value and appreciate traditional, authentic new food in a way that I don't think kosher Orthodox Jews were interested in, in the past.

  5. Ted Merwin:

    Jews needed Steves Deli as a really important communal gathering place, i see Steves Deli as on par with the synagogue during that era as a place for Jews to gather.

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