What does deliverance mean?

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deliverance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deliverance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

  2. Burt Reynolds:

    That river was not used by adventurers in a canoe ... We ended up breaking apart seven of them, deliverance.

  3. Tory Gunsolley:

    The Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church that is essentially the alley of the block we are trying to redevelop, without that strip of land we will not be able to build the units or library.

  4. Richard Jordan:

    Grace is not against good works It simply does not bless on the basis of good works. We receive blessing from God based solely on the merits of His Son--blessings freely given to us in Christ and nowhere else. The completeness that is in Christ mean deliverance from trying to 'be good' and 'do right' in order to be accepted by God.

  5. Seán O'Casey:

    Disease an never be conquered, can never be quelled by emotion's willful screaming or faith's symbolic prayer. It can only be conquered by the energy of humanity and the cunning in the mind of man. In the patience of a Curie, in the enlightenment of a Faraday, a Rutherford, a Pasteur, a Nightingale, and all other apostles of light and cleanliness, rather than of a woebegone godliness, we shall find final deliverance from plague, pestilence, and famine.

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