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Dictionary Definition

deliver

Verb

1 deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" [syn: present]
2 bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers"
3 to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money" [syn: hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, get in, render]
4 free from harm or evil [syn: rescue]
5 hand over to the authorities of another country; "They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there" [syn: extradite, deport]
6 pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" [syn: render, return]
7 utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy"
8 save from sins [syn: redeem, save]
9 carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left" [syn: drive home]
10 relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn: surrender, cede, give up]
11 throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball" [syn: pitch]
12 give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: give birth, bear, birth, have]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Verb

  1. to set free: deliver a captive from the prison
  2. to give birth: she delivered a baby boy yesterday
    1. to assist in the birth of: the doctor delivered the baby
  3. to convey or hand over something
    1. to bring or transport something to its destination: deliver a package, deliver the mail
    2. to hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another: deliver the thief to the police
    3. to express in words, declare, or utter: deliver a speech

Translations

to set free
to give birth
to bring or transport something to its destination
Translations to be checked
deliver

Extensive Definition

Delivery may refer to:
deliver in German: Delivery

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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