delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery | \ di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce delivery (audio) , dē-\
plural deliveries

Definition of delivery

: the act or manner of delivering something also : something delivered

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Examples of delivery in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

This is the modern working class — fast food, retail, warehousing, delivery, call centers. Emily Guendelsberger, Vox, "I was a fast-food worker. Let me tell you about burnout.," 15 July 2019 Paytm also plans to tie up with various schools to sell and ensure door-step delivery of stationary and uniforms through Paytm Mall. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Behind Paytm’s grand plan to become a one-stop shop for educational services in India," 15 July 2019 And these price tags don’t include the delivery of post-therapy care to CAR-T patients, who typically suffer complications from the infusion. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 For more information on newspaper subscriptions and newspaper delivery, call (855) 460-6397 or email deliveryservice@hcnonline.com. Houston Chronicle, "Turnover prevention," 10 July 2019 Now Bryce not only runs the grill, but goes with her on deliveries, signing the invoices for store managers. Erinne Magee, BostonGlobe.com, "Maine mom uses grilled salsa to advocate for autism," 8 July 2019 Meal delivery: Residents of Ohio’s rural counties are increasingly getting older. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "Ohio budget negotiations resume after break: Capitol Letter," 8 July 2019 The new name reflects our continued efforts to eliminate red tape, coordinate services within agencies, and focus on better delivery of services, particularly with these important communities. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Gov. Lamont approves agency name change on aging and disabilities," 8 July 2019 But now that e-commerce has become commonplace, speedy, convenient delivery and pick up has become a key way Amazon and its rivals are competing. Editors, USA TODAY, "Democratic debate 2019, Iran-U.S. tensions, Supreme Court terms ends: 5 things to know Thursday," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of delivery

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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delivery

noun

English Language Learners 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

delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery | \ di-ˈli-və-rē How to pronounce delivery (audio) , -ˈli-vrē\
plural deliveries

Kids Definition of delivery

1 : the transfer of something from one place or person to another delivery of the mail
2 : a setting free from something that restricts or burdens We prayed for delivery from our troubles.
3 : the act of giving birth
4 : speaking or manner of speaking (as of a formal speech) His passionate delivery stirred the audience.
5 : the act or way of throwing an underhand delivery

delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery | \ di-ˈliv-(ə-)rē How to pronounce delivery (audio) \
plural deliveries

Medical Definition of delivery

1 : the act of giving birth : the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes : parturition
2 : the procedure of assisting birth of the fetus and expulsion of the placenta by manual, instrumental, or surgical means

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delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery
plural deliveries

Legal Definition of delivery

: 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

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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