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noun, de·liv·ery \di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē, dē-\

Simple Definition of delivery

  • : the act of taking something to a person or place

  • : something that is taken to a person or place : something that is delivered

  • : the act or process of giving birth

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of delivery

plural deliveries

  1. :  the act or manner of delivering something; also :  something delivered

Examples of delivery in a sentence

  1. The delivery is scheduled for this morning.

  2. The company offers free delivery with orders over $100.

  3. Someone has to be home to accept delivery of the package.

  4. Allow six weeks for delivery.

  5. The baby weighed almost seven pounds at the time of delivery.

  6. The doctor expects it to be a routine delivery.

  7. The doctor has had three deliveries today.

  8. The joke was funny, but his delivery was terrible.

  9. I need to work on my delivery before I give the speech.

15th Century

First Known Use of delivery

15th century

Other Embryology Terms

DELIVERY Defined for Kids


noun de·liv·ery \di-ˈli-və-rē, -ˈli-vrē\

Definition of delivery for Students

plural deliveries

  1. 1 :  the transfer of something from one place or person to another <delivery of the mail>

  2. 2 :  a setting free from something that restricts or burdens <We prayed for delivery from our troubles.>

  3. 3 :  the act of giving birth

  4. 4 :  speaking or manner of speaking (as of a formal speech) <His passionate delivery stirred the audience.>

  5. 5 :  the act or way of throwing <an underhand delivery>

Medical Dictionary


noun de·liv·ery \di-ˈliv-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of delivery

plural deliveries

  1. 1:  the act of giving birth :  the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes :  parturition

  2. 2:  the procedure of assisting birth of the fetus and expulsion of the placenta by manual, instrumental, or surgical means

Law Dictionary


noun de·liv·ery

Legal Definition of delivery

plural deliveries

  1. :  an act that shows a transferor's intent to make a transfer of property (as a gift); especially :  the transfer of possession or exclusive control of property to another actual delivery :  a delivery (as by hand or shipment) of actual physical property (as jewelry or stock certificates) conditional delivery :  a delivery after which ownership will be transferred upon fulfillment of a condition — compare gift causa mortis at gift Editor's note: A conditional delivery is usually made in order to make a transfer revocable. constructive delivery :  a delivery of a representation of property (as a written instrument) or means of possession (as a key) that is construed by a court as sufficient to show the transferor's intent or to put the property under the transferee's control —called also symbolic delivery

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