noun de·liv·ery \di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē, dē-\
: 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
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Examples of DELIVERY
- The delivery is scheduled for this morning.
- The company offers free delivery with orders over $100.
- Someone has to be home to accept delivery of the package.
- Allow six weeks for delivery.
- The baby weighed almost seven pounds at the time of delivery.
- The doctor expects it to be a routine delivery.
- The doctor has had three deliveries today.
- The joke was funny, but his delivery was terrible.
- I need to work on my delivery before I give the speech.
First Known Use of DELIVERY
: the transfer of something from one place or person to another <delivery of the mail>
: a setting free from something that restricts or burdens <We prayed for delivery from our troubles.>
: the act of giving birth
: speaking or manner of speaking (as of a formal speech) <His passionate delivery stirred the audience.>
: the act or way of throwing <an underhand delivery>
: the act of giving birth : the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes : parturition
: the procedure of assisting birth of the fetus and expulsion of the placenta by manual, instrumental, or surgical means
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