Definition of Delivery

1. Noun. The act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail). "His reluctant delivery of bad news"

Exact synonyms: Bringing
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transfer, Transferral, Transport, Transportation
Specialized synonyms: Airdrop, Consignment, Handing Over, Passage, Post, Service, Service Of Process, Serving
Derivative terms: Deliver

2. Noun. The event of giving birth. "She had a difficult delivery"
Generic synonyms: Birth, Nascence, Nascency, Nativity

3. Noun. Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally. "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

4. Noun. The voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another.
Exact synonyms: Legal Transfer, Livery
Specialized synonyms: Surrender, Bailment
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Conveyance Of Title, Conveyancing, Conveying
Derivative terms: Deliver

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

6. Noun. Recovery or preservation from loss or danger. "A surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

7. Noun. The act of delivering a child.

Definition of Delivery

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

Definition of Delivery

1. Noun. The act of conveying something ¹

2. Noun. The item which has been conveyed ¹

3. Noun. The act of giving birth ¹

4. Noun. (baseball) A pitching motion ¹

5. Noun. (baseball) A thrown pitch ¹

6. Noun. The manner of speaking ¹

7. Noun. (medicine) administration of a drug ¹

8. Noun. (cricket) A ball bowled ¹

9. Noun. (curling) The process of throwing a stone ¹

10. Adjective. Related to '''delivery'''. ¹

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Definition of Delivery

1. the act of delivering [n -ERIES]

Medical Definition of Delivery

1. Expulsion or extraction of the child and the after-birth. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Delivery

delivered the message to Garcia
delivering the message to Garcia
delivers the message to Garcia
delivery (current term)
delivery boy
delivery of health care
delivery room
delivery rooms
delivery system
delivery truck
delivery van

Literary usage of Delivery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"[PART V. at their extreme or ultimate place of delivery, ... 371, it was held that, in the absence of any special custom, a delivery at the ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"If such a delivery was not sufficient to enable the attorney to maintain an action for his bill, he would have a fair right when an order was taken out to ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Freight and charges to be paid as noted below, upon the actual and complete delivery of the said goods and freight to said consignees or their assigns. ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"Carriers $=»174—delivery at original destination to another carrier for transportation to another destination, as requested by holder of bill of lading, ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"While actual delivery of the policy is not essential to the validity of a consummated contract of life insurance, unless by the terms of the agreement it be ..."

6. The Law of Railways: Embracing Corporations, Eminent Domain, Contracts by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1873)
"But many questions have arisen as to what amounted to a delivery, ... For a carrier is bound to keep the goods safely after delivery to him for carriage, ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"PUERPERAL ENDOCARDITIS, \VITH HEMIPLEGIA, AFTER delivery. ... On the fourth day after delivery it was noted that the heart was acting irregularly at times; ..."

8. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"Fraud in obtaining delivery of a lease, the execution of which was obtained bond fide, affects it equally, as if used to obtain the execution ; delivery ..."

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