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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Overview Come to think of it, there’s also no transmission, per se; the power delivery is direct drive by a toothed belt and ring gear transmission to the rear axle. Arv Voss, Houston Chronicle, "BMW C evolution: Maxi-scooter with non-liquid juice," 7 Sep. 2019 Food delivery service Doordash has also committed $30 million to fight the legislation in 2020. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Uber and Lyft are floating a $21 minimum wage. Critics say it’s closer to $15.," 31 Aug. 2019 This week the restaurant changed hours, cutting lunch for September and October and now opening at 4 p.m. The restaurant will still offer lunch delivery service of sushi and bento boxes for businesses and large groups. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Asian trio on Las Olas — Etaru, Red Door and Sushi Shack," 29 Aug. 2019 Chapek said that while delivery will be in 2021, the first sailing won’t take place until January 2022. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney Cruise Line names first new ship Disney Wish," 25 Aug. 2019 Food delivery is more complicated than ride-hailing because there are more parties involved in the transaction. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "Analysts expect Uber Eats to lose money on every order for at least the next five years," 23 Aug. 2019 The general sentiment among residents who were gifted with the old box sets seems to be that the nighttime deliveries were part of a prank. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "'TV Santa Claus' Wearing TV on Head Inexplicably Leaves Old TVs on 50 Doorsteps," 14 Aug. 2019 Once third-party results confirmed AMD's outstanding benchmarks and retail delivery was a success, the big remaining question was: could the company extend its 7nm success story to mobile and server CPUs? Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "A detailed look at AMD’s new Epyc “Rome” 7nm server CPUs," 9 Aug. 2019 Observing and evaluating the delivery of specific services is difficult. Jonathan Powell, Quartz Africa, "The controversial role of private military and security companies in Africa," 9 Aug. 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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