Definition of deliver
1 : to set free <and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil — Matthew 6:13 (AV)>
3a (1) : to assist (a pregnant female) in giving birth <The doctor delivered several women.> (2) : to aid in the birth of <delivered a baby>b : to give birth to <His wife delivered a healthy baby girl.>c : to cause (oneself) to produce as if by giving birth <has delivered himself of half an autobiography — H. C. Schonberg>
5 : to send (something aimed or guided) to an intended target or destination <ability to deliver nuclear warheads> <delivered a fastball>
6a : to bring (as votes) to the support of a candidate or cause < … were counting on Mr. Cisneros to deliver the Hispanic vote for Michael Dukakis. — Alfredo Corchado>b : to come through with : produce <can deliver the best results> <the new car delivers high gas mileage>
: to produce the promised, desired, or expected results : come through <can't deliver on all these promises> <a hitter who can deliver in the clutch>
deliverabilityplay \-ˌli-v(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
deliverableplay \-ˈli-v(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
delivererplay \-ˈli-vər-ər\ noun
deliver the goods
: to give results that are promised, expected, or desired
Examples of deliver in a sentence
The package was delivered to the office this morning.
She delivers the mail on my street.
They are having the furniture delivered next week.
The supermarket delivers groceries for free within 30 miles of the store.
“Does the restaurant deliver?” “No, you have to pick up the food yourself.”
He will deliver the speech at noon.
The actors delivered their lines with passion.
The jury is expected to deliver a verdict later today.
The judge delivered a warning to the protesters.
The novel delivers an inspiring look into the life and ideas of Gandhi.
Origin and Etymology of deliver
Middle English, from Anglo-French deliverer, delivrer, from Late Latin deliberare, from Latin de- + liberare to liberate
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of deliver
DELIVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deliver for English Language Learners
: to take (something) to a person or place
: to say (something) officially or publicly : to present (a speech, statement, etc.) to a group of people
: to do what you say you will do or what people expect you to do : to produce the promised, wanted, or expected results
DELIVER Defined for Kids
Definition of deliver for Students
1 : to take and give to or leave for another <deliver a letter> <This restaurant delivers.>
2 : to set free : rescue <They were delivered from their captors.>
3 : to give birth to or help in giving birth to <deliver a baby>
4 : 1say 1 <deliver a speech>
5 : to send to an intended target <deliver a pitch>
6 : to do what is expected <He delivered on all his promises.>
Medical Definition of deliver
transitive verba: to assist (a parturient female) in giving birth <she was delivered of a fine boy>b: to aid in the birth of <sometimes it is necessary to deliver a child with forceps>
2: to give birth to <she delivered a pair of healthy twins after a short labor>
intransitive verb: to give birth to offspring <patients that repeatedly deliver prematurely present special problems>
Legal Definition of deliver
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