What does delivery mean?

Definitions for delivery
dɪˈlɪv ə ride·liv·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delivery, bringingnoun

    the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

    "his reluctant delivery of bad news"

  2. deliverynoun

    the event of giving birth

    "she had a difficult delivery"

  3. manner of speaking, speech, deliverynoun

    your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

    "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

  4. delivery, livery, legal transfernoun

    the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another

  5. pitch, deliverynoun

    (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

  6. rescue, deliverance, delivery, savingnoun

    recovery or preservation from loss or danger

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

  7. delivery, obstetrical deliverynoun

    the act of delivering a child


  1. deliverynoun

    The act of conveying something

    The delivery was completed by four.

  2. deliverynoun

    The item which has been conveyed

    Your delivery is on the table.

  3. deliverynoun

    The act of giving birth

    The delivery was painful.

  4. deliverynoun

    A pitching motion

    His delivery has a catch in it.

  5. deliverynoun

    A thrown pitch

    Here is the delivery; ... strike three!

  6. deliverynoun

    The manner of speaking

    The actor's delivery was flawless.

  7. deliverynoun

    administration of a drug

    Drug delivery system.

  8. deliverynoun

    A ball bowled

  9. deliverynoun

    The process of throwing a stone

  10. deliveryadjective

    Related to delivery.

  11. deliverynoun

    Plural form of deliveryman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deliverynoun

    the act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon

  2. Deliverynoun

    the act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters

  3. Deliverynoun

    the act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery

  4. Deliverynoun

    the act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes

  5. Deliverynoun

    the act of exerting one's strength or limbs

  6. Deliverynoun

    the act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery


  1. Delivery

    A delivery or ball in cricket is a single action of bowling a cricket ball towards the batsman. During play of the game, a member of the fielding team is designated as the bowler, and bowls deliveries towards the batsman. Six balls in a row constitutes an over, after which a different member of the fielding side takes over the role of bowler for the next over. The bowler delivers the ball from his or her end of the pitch towards the batsman standing at the opposite wicket at the other end of the pitch. Bowlers can be either left handed or right handed. This approach to their delivery, in addition to their decision of bowling around the wicket or over the wicket is knowledge of which the umpire and the batsman are to be made aware.

Editors Contribution

  1. delivery

    To deliver or distribute.

    The delivery was on time and efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delivery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2837

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delivery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3133

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delivery' in Nouns Frequency: #1085

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delivery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delivery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of delivery in a Sentence

  1. German Marquez:

    I felt a little tired, i felt a little rushed with my delivery and my arm was late. Maybe I got tired.

  2. Erin Blanton:

    I don't have the technology resources that big stores do or Amazon, i don't have ability to make a super easy-to-use app. We don't have an IT department. We don't have a delivery company. Our website is a little clunky.

  3. Katie Babaliaros:

    We just don't know how all the pieces all fit together, in the weeks leading up to delivery, there are a ton of hormones and chemicals that are released by the mom and the baby to trigger labor and those occur in very complicated ways.

  4. Moya Greene:

    When an online retailer of the size and scale of Amazon decides to build out its own delivery network, that changes the market for everybody.

  5. Fernando Alonso:

    We still believe we can deliver 17 airplanes this year, or produce 17 airplanes and have them ready for delivery, whether it is 17 or 16, at the end of the day we are going to be very close to where we thought we would be.

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Translations for delivery

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  • توزيع, ميلاد, تسليم, توصيل, مخاض, وضع, إلقاء, ولادةArabic
  • родыBelarusian
  • раждане, доставкаBulgarian
  • zásilka, doručení, podání, porodCzech
  • Lieferung, Entbindung, GeburtGerman
  • διανομή, γένναGreek
  • nacimiento, entrega, partoSpanish
  • saadetis, tarneEstonian
  • synnytys, lähetys, äänenkäyttö, toimitus, annostelu, syöttöFinnish
  • parturition, naissance, accouchement, livraison, administrationFrench
  • lìbhrigeadhScottish Gaelic
  • הוֹבָלָה, מִשְׁלוֹחַ, לֵידָה, שְלִיחָה, מְסִירָהHebrew
  • वितरणHindi
  • szülés, átadás, kézbesítésHungarian
  • consegnaItalian
  • 話し方, 伝送, お産, 配達, 投球, 分娩, 弁舌, 出産, 引き渡しJapanese
  • 분만, 투구, 배달, 해산, 말솜씨, 출산, 투구법Korean
  • partumLatin
  • испорака, пораѓање, достава, праткаMacedonian
  • geboorte, bevalling, levering, verlossingDutch
  • leveranseNorwegian
  • poród, dostawaPolish
  • lançamento, administração, entrega, partoPortuguese
  • livrareRomanian
  • рождение, доставка, поставка, завоз, роды, развозкаRussian
  • порођај, porodjajSerbo-Croatian
  • leverans, förlossningSwedish
  • பிரசவம்Tamil
  • ప్రసవంTelugu
  • родиUkrainian
  • 交貨Chinese

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